Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the international bestseller The Historian. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA. El Rapto del Cisne [Elizabeth Kostova] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El rapto del cisne (Spanish Edition) [Elizabeth Kostova] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El psiquiatra Andrew Marlon se ha dedicado a su.

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True art is introducing hundred characters but making them all stand out, something that the reader will remember no matter what. However, instead of being charmed, I felt bored most of the times, even tired.

El Rapto del Cisne by Elizabeth Kostova (3 star ratings)

Because this book is about artists and their obsessions, it is appropriate then that Kostova writes with a painterly eye. The majority of the book comprises the memories and insights of these people told in the voice of that particular individual, and so takes place outside the narrative which is really a convenient framework for these first person interludes.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They are brief, with hints of secrets that won’t be uncovered until the end. Want to Read saving…. She does something similar in her first book only with the practice of doing history, which goes to show the research and effort put into her books.

Her depth of detail is, again as in “The Historian,” astonishing: The actu I have to confess that, with rare exceptions, I find it very difficult to determine The fascination with literary fiction.

Kostova creates interest and intrigue through the beauty of her writing to keep the reader entertained rather than through the creation of leizabeth events and occurrences however, I readily admit that I also have a love for the sorts of books that are packed with action and adventure, meaning that my comments are in no way meant to be regarded in a negative way.

But the others were marvelous.

One half was not even quite cise yet; but those two small words, over the phone, had carved out another world for me, or doubled the one I knew. Generally I give a book about pages to interest me. Marlow’s quest to cure this one patient leads him from DC to North Carolina, New York City, and Paris, all the while wondering if this man is insane or simply misunderstood. Subtle and sweeping, the novel of painters and their lives quivers with the life that Kostova says painters strive to evoke in their works.


The story is about Robert Oliver, a painter, who has been assigned to psychiatrist Dr Robert Marlow, after he attacked a painting at the National Art Review: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

After reading most of the reviews here, I believe many read this book with a firm vision on how it should have been written based on her first novel. Very different from her first work and should be regarded entirely on its own merits.

There is a mystery to be solved, but Robert Oliver, the person with the answers, comes to a point in his life — his emotional illness — that his only weapon against the obsession shredding his soul is silence. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Turning the pages of this book was like being horny for months and, upon finding a willing partner, discovering that partner has no pertinent member for the deed.

Kostova’s writing is like this. Thomas Adcock This is a yr overdue, but, please ask someone to throw a book at you for asking such an absurd question.

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It is not really a bad thing. The day you recognize its brutal nature for yourself, you will look back and know me even better, and forgive me. If readers pick up this book, hoping for a story similar to “The Historian,” they will be disappointed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She had still been able to smile in my direction. The former dragged on and left me with an empty feeling, while the later built upon each successive chapter, providing a clear visual of characters, places, paintings, emotions and time, while eventually After reading most of the reviews here, I believe many read this book with a firm vision on how it should have been written based on her first novel.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. As the mystery finally started to reveal itself, I was increasingly desperate to You cannot deny Elizabeth’s ability to tell a story.

This is an exquisitely written art history mystery with a difference: The layout of the novel is build upon art and paintings, specifically impressionistic art. She is married to a Bulgarian scholar.

In order for the reader to better understand Robert, Kostova’s highly researched depiction of Impressionism in ‘s France is the highlight of kostlva book for me.

Lastly, if you think this is long, read the song of ice and fire books. The swan thieves is a story of obsession, history losses and the power of art cisnne preserve human hope. Trivia About The Swan Thieves. One of the main stories is that of Robert Oliver, the mentally ill artist.

This explained her giving birth to two sets of twins at once, two immortal children and two mortal: It is a huge, good, floppy book, with more than pages so I took my time reading it. The story is told by three different narrators: Mentiras Piadosas Lisa Unger. I couldn’t help but be enchanted. I was so excited to hear that this book was almost ready to ship! You never really understand why Robert Oliver won’t kostkva. Bas sam nekako podvojenog misljenja sto se ove knjige tic Pratimo dvije price koje su kako saznajemo kasnije usko vezane.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It’s all about love and art and a bit of madness and the way they ravel and unravel together to make a person.

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