The Black Box

The Black Box The three protagonists of the book are painters and the narrative follows their biographies blending together uniting and separating at some point Tristan and Norman were born at the beginning of the

  • Title: The Black Box
  • Author: Ilinca Bernea
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 381
  • Format: None
  • The three protagonists of the book are painters and the narrative follows their biographies blending together, uniting and separating at some point Tristan and Norman were born at the beginning of the 60s, in working class families, in an English industrial town Their friendship emerged in early childhood, in a Catholic boarding school The story of their relationship anThe three protagonists of the book are painters and the narrative follows their biographies blending together, uniting and separating at some point Tristan and Norman were born at the beginning of the 60s, in working class families, in an English industrial town Their friendship emerged in early childhood, in a Catholic boarding school The story of their relationship and of the experiences they are going through is told by each one of them, so that the reader deals with the same narrative exposed and focused from two different subjective angles The third character of the book is a Belgian female artist, two decades younger than them She is the disciple of Norman and, through his confessions, she discovers the fascinating world of London of the 70s, 80s and 90s, with all its specific contrasts, temptations, fetishes, conflicts, illusions and disillusions The plot of the book brings into the spotlight a part of the wonders, dilemmas and controversies of an entire generation of artists that had overthrown an aesthetical system of thinking that stood as a foundation for the great cultural currents of modernity and had anticipated the dawn of postmodernism as well.

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