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The Lost Diaries of Frans Hals: A Novel (original 1994; edition 1995)

by Michael Kernan

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Info:St. Martin's Griffin (1995), Paperback, 316 pages
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The Lost Diaries of Frans Hals: A Novel by Michael Kernan (1994)

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Interesting book, but very dated. Funny to read about hi-fis and such, and I always find it a bit unbelievable when authors create a character who will sleep with a guy and let him live with her after knowing him for an hour, but what do I know? Actually skimmed a good part of the book when relating the actual journals of Hals, but was able to get the gist, and it was entertaining. Not a bad light read, but I wouldn't go looking for it (and happy with the $2 I paid). It does say something for a book when it can get me through a 1/2 hr MUNI delay with little annoyance! ( )
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When ancient notebooks turn up in a Long Island garage, Peter Van Overloop, a Columbia graduate student, sets to translating them, and finds himself immersed in the life and times of the Dutch painter Frans Hals. for the notebooks seem to be Hal's diaries, and they contain a fascinating portrait of a man living in the age of Rembrandt and Descartes, and bursting with a lust for the world that surrounds him. Emerging as a thoroughly funny, charming man, Hals reaches out from centuries past to touch and change Peter's life forever.
A seamless merging of literary invention and historic fact, The Lost Diaries of Frans Hals is a remarkable, unforgettable novel.

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