Goya's Glass

Goya s Glass The Duchess of Alba known as Goya s muse recalls the passions of youth on her deathbed in the royal court of eighteenth century Madrid A young woman defies the protocols of her arranged marriage and

  • Title: Goya's Glass
  • Author: Monika Zgustová
  • ISBN: 9781558617971
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Duchess of Alba, known as Goya s muse, recalls the passions of youth on her deathbed in the royal court of eighteenth century Madrid A young woman defies the protocols of her arranged marriage and pursues love and the life of a published writer until her readers condemn her as a danger to society in the Austro Hungarian Empire Nina Berberova escapes persecution durinThe Duchess of Alba, known as Goya s muse, recalls the passions of youth on her deathbed in the royal court of eighteenth century Madrid A young woman defies the protocols of her arranged marriage and pursues love and the life of a published writer until her readers condemn her as a danger to society in the Austro Hungarian Empire Nina Berberova escapes persecution during the Russian Revolution and flees to Paris, where the intelligentsia na vely covet the promise of a Soviet Union These three women attempt to find passion and intimacy in worlds that rarely accommodate female desire Goya s Glass is an unforgettable novel of guilty pleasures coursing through history Monika Zgustov was born in Prague and lives in Barcelona, Spain She has published seven books, including novels, short stories, a play, and a biography Her novel The Silent Woman was a runner up for the National Award for the Novel, given by the Spanish Ministry of Culture Zgustov has also received the Ciutat de Barcelona and the Merc Rodoreda awards in Spain, and the Gratias Agit Award given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague She has translated than fifty books of Russian and Czech fiction and poetry, including the works of Milan Kundera and Vaclav Havel, into both Spanish and Catalan.

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    About “Monika Zgustová

    • Monika Zgustová

      Monika Zgustov es una escritora y traductora checo espa ola Los temas de su obra de ficci n giran alrededor del exilio, la p rdida de la identidad y la vida ntima de las personas en tiempos del totalitarismo.

    159 thoughts on “Goya's Glass

    • This was wonderfully written!Zgustova's book tells the tales of three very different women, from very different times, and their individual journeys towards freedom of all sorts- sexual, intellectual, political and romantic. Through the lives of these women, who are all seeking true self- expression- the true state of all women is highlighted; we can be passionate, cruel,loving, manipulative, vulnerable, tender, smart, vindictive, and inspiring. The author's main characters are all these things [...]


    • A beautiful book full of careful, surprising descriptions. Monika Zgustova provides us with three portraits of three different women, three different framings of what it means--emotionally and physically--to desire and to be desired. Each woman pushes up against the boundaries of her historical moment and together the three stories give us a mosaic of female want, ambition, and longing.


    • Three beautifully written stories of dynamic independent historical or maybe historical women. One was the Dutchess of Alba, Goya's muse, the next a Czech author and nationalist and the third a Russian emigree author writing about her life in Paris before an after WWII and finally in America.


    • I was reading this book while overseeing "quiet time" at the group home where I work ocassionally. One boy, James, came out of his room for something, saw me reading and asked how I liked the book. I said, "I'm not enjoying it. The writing seems kind of forced." "Oh´" James said, with some real sympathy, as if he 's encountered the same thing, "Like they're pressing down on the paper too hard?"Not exactly. It is very disappointing. Few of the characters sound natural or act naturally. The novel [...]


    • I found the material difficult, but interesting enough to perservere. I have a fondness for the different perceptions found in translated literature, and this had the added spice of being written by and about women.


    • Could barely get through this book. The first story was good, the second one was difficult to comprehend for the third one? Read 20 pages and found it out f my league. There are only three reviews of this book a d they were all elegant. Oh well.


    • fantastic, author rips words from berberova, nemcova, and duchess of alba's writings to make a 3 piece novel of her own. have some quotes here in a bit


    • I really liked the 1st third of this book, and the last third was pretty good. The middle third was borderline incomprehensible.


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