Life of David Hockney : a novel / Catherine Cusset ; translated from the French by Teresa Lavender Fagan.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "With clear, vivid prose, this meticulously researched novel draws an intimate, moving portrait of the most famous living English painter. Born in 1937 in a small town in the north of England, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. After leaving his home in Bradford for the Royal College of Art in London, his career flourished, but he continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of his homosexuality, which had yet to be decriminalized, and his inclination for a figurative style of art not sufficiently "contemporary" to be valued. Trips to New York and California--where he would live for many years and paint his iconic swimming pools--introduced him to new scenes and new loves, beginning a journey that would take him through the fraught years of the AIDS epidemic. A compelling hybrid of novel and biography, Life of David Hockney offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss could corrode"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      "Originally published in 2018 as Vie de David Hockney: Roman by Éditions Gallimard, Paris."
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • Other Titles:
      Vie de David Hockney. English
    • ISBN:
      9781590519837
      1590519833
    • Accession Number:
      2018045824
    • Accession Number:
      on1049789710
      1049789710
    • Accession Number:
      fay.651634
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CUSSET, C.; FAGAN, T. L.; CUSSET, C. Life of David Hockney : a novel. [s.l.] : Other Press, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Cusset C, Fagan TL, Cusset C. Life of David Hockney : A Novel. Other Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651634. Accessed October 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Cusset, C., Fagan, T. L., & Cusset, C. (2019). Life of David Hockney : a novel. Other Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651634
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cusset, Catherine, Teresa Lavender Fagan, and Catherine Cusset. 2019. Life of David Hockney : A Novel. Other Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651634.
    • Harvard:
      Cusset, C., Fagan, T. L. and Cusset, C. (2019) Life of David Hockney : a novel. Other Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651634 (Accessed: 17 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cusset, C, Fagan, TL & Cusset, C 2019, Life of David Hockney : a novel, Other Press, viewed 17 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Cusset, Catherine, et al. Life of David Hockney : A Novel. Other Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651634.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cusset, Catherine, Teresa Lavender Fagan, and Catherine Cusset. Life of David Hockney : A Novel. Other Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651634.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cusset C, Fagan TL, Cusset C. Life of David Hockney : a novel [Internet]. Other Press; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 17]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651634

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

*Starred Review* What looks like a biography and reads like a biography is not necessarily a biography in the face of this tour de force offered as evidence of fluidity in what defines a novel. David Hockney, British painter, printmaker, and opera-set designer, has been a major figure in the art world since the 1960s; his continued influence and relevance are strongly recognized in continual major exhibitions around the world and monographs on his work. Award-winning French novelist Cusset brilliantly integrates the selectivity of detail enjoyed by a novelist with the more formal structure usually exercised in a nonfiction account. The result is an acute view of Hockney that, soon into its pages, convinces the reader to lose any concern over the line between biography and fiction and to, instead, avidly pursue the growing desire to learn what exactly Cusset has to teach us about Hockney's developing artistic sensibilities and growing comfort with his homosexuality as his creative life takes shape and sustains him through times sorrowful and bright. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.