Watteau in Venice: A Novel

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1994 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Froissart, a cynical and slightly corrupt French intellectual, awaits an order to ship a priceless stolen painting by the great eighteenth-century French master Watteau. Holed up in a luxurious Venetian villa with a beautiful American student, he reflects on his escapades among the jet set, the sex lives of the great artists and composers, and the "value" of culture.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Crammed with literary and philosophical allusions, this postmodern novel by the author of Women (1990) is as tedious and self-important as a loquacious tippler's 3 a.m. monologue. Pierre Froissart, a ... Read full review

Watteau in Venice: a novel

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This novel of art and intrigue is narrated by an intellectual art thief who divides his time between transferring the stolen art and his affair with a young American graduate student, who seems not to ... Read full review


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