Chatwin, Bruce Utz

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Novel about the delights and obsessions of art and collecting.

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"Not a word is wasted in the telling of this tale. Each sentence is fashioned, polished, and put into place with microscopic care" ( Daily Telegraph)

"This shiny little novel is not just about pretty porcelain figurines but about dirty great issues of life and creativity" ( The Times)

"With Chatwin, the real excitement derives from an intellectual drama, in dialogues about art as a surrogate creation, a robbery of divine power, and art collecting as idolatry...For Chatwin, ideas are the supreme fictions" ( Observer)

"Bruce Chatwin at his most erudite and evocative" ( New York Times)

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Book Description Penguin Publishing Group, United States, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 190 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Utz collects Meissen porcelain with a passion. His collection, which he has protected and enlarged through both World War II and Czechoslovakia s years of Stalinism, numbers more than 1,000 pieces, all crammed into his two-room Prague flat. Utz is allowed to leave the country each year, and although he has considered defection, he always returns. He cannot take his precious collection with him, but he cannot leave it, either. And so Utz is as much owned by his porcelain as it is owned by him, as much of a prisoner of the collection as of the Communist state. A fascinating, enigmatic man, Kaspar Utz is one of Bruce Chatwin s finest creations. And his story, as delicately cast as one of Utz s porcelain figures, is unforgettable. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140115765

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