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Sylvie's riddle

Author: Alan Wall
Publisher: London : Quartet, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sylvie Ashton spends her life pursuing images. In her work at the Signum Institute in Liverpool she stares for hours at images of stars, whether stars like the Beatles or Bob Dylan, or the sort provided by the Hubble Telescope. She is trying to understand how we fashion the world through our lenses, and how the images we create become so embedded in our lives that we can no longer escape them." "Such images can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Wall
ISBN: 9780704371347 0704371340
OCLC Number: 227275947
Description: 231 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Alan Wall.

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"Sylvie Ashton spends her life pursuing images. In her work at the Signum Institute in Liverpool she stares for hours at images of stars, whether stars like the Beatles or Bob Dylan, or the sort provided by the Hubble Telescope. She is trying to understand how we fashion the world through our lenses, and how the images we create become so embedded in our lives that we can no longer escape them." "Such images can lead to torment as well as enlightenment. Sylvie's husband Owen writes scripts for films. One of these, in its pursuit of the potent image, creates mayhem. Will he ever make sense now of the human wreckage he has left strewn behind him? And will she? Sylvie starts to wonder if the figure of the minotaur, which so obsessed Picasso throughout his life, might be more realistic than she had once thought. However luminous the stars are, however brightly they shine, it sometimes seems as if we are still painting monsters on cave walls. And such images can lead to torment as well as enlightenment."--BOOK JACKET.

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'Intellectually engaging and deeply moving, Sylvie's Riddle explores the connection between the images we construct and the way we make sense of our world. Its subtle brew of invention, compassion Read more...

 
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