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The Way of the Dog

A Novel
Savage, Sam, 1940- (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Sam Savage's novel follows Harold Nivenson, a decrepit, aging man who was once a painter and arts patron. The death of Peter Meinenger, his friend turned romantic and intellectual rival, prompts him to ruminate on his own career as a minor artist and collector and make sense of a lifetime of gnawing doubt. Over time, his bitterness toward his family, his gentrifying neighborhood, and the decline of intelligent artistic discourse gives way to a kind of peace within himself, as he emerges from the shadow of the past and finds a reason to live, every day, in "the now".
Authors: Savage, Sam, 1940-
Statement of Responsibility: Sam Savage
Title: The way of the dog
a novel
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 153 p. ; 20 cm.
Summary: Sam Savage's novel follows Harold Nivenson, a decrepit, aging man who was once a painter and arts patron. The death of Peter Meinenger, his friend turned romantic and intellectual rival, prompts him to ruminate on his own career as a minor artist and collector and make sense of a lifetime of gnawing doubt. Over time, his bitterness toward his family, his gentrifying neighborhood, and the decline of intelligent artistic discourse gives way to a kind of peace within himself, as he emerges from the shadow of the past and finds a reason to live, every day, in "the now".
Subject Headings: Painters Fiction Art Collectors and collecting Fiction
Genre/Form: Stream of consciousness fiction
Topical Term: Painters
Art
LCCN: 2011046604
ISBN: 9781566893121
1566893127
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Research Call Number: JFD 13-618
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Jun 25, 2013
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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