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The Resource The artist's portrait, Julie Keys

The artist's portrait, Julie Keys

Label
The artist's portrait
Title
The artist's portrait
Statement of responsibility
Julie Keys
Title variation
artists portrait
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Whatever it was that drew me to Muriel, it wasn't her charm. In 1992, morning sickness drives Jane to pre-dawn walks of her neighbourhood where she meets an unfriendly woman who sprays her with a hose as she passes by. When they do talk: Muriel Kemp eyes my pregnant belly and tells me if I really want to succeed, I'd get rid of the baby. Driven to find out more about her curmudgeonly neighbour, Jane Cooper begins to investigate the life of Muriel, who claims to be a famous artist from Sydney's bohemian 1920s. Contemporary critics argue that legend, rather than ability, has secured her position in history. They also claim that the real Muriel Kemp died in 1936. Murderer, narcissist, sexual deviant or artistic genius and a woman before her time: Who really is Muriel Kemp?
Summary
Whatever it was that drew me to Muriel, it wasn't her charm. In 1992, morning sickness drives Jane to pre-dawn walks of her neighbourhood where she meets an unfriendly woman who sprays her with a hose as she passes by. When they do talk: Muriel Kemp eyes my pregnant belly and tells me if I really want to succeed, I'd get rid of the baby. Driven to find out more about her curmudgeonly neighbour, Jane Cooper begins to investigate the life of Muriel, who claims to be a famous artist from Sydney's bohemian 1920s. Contemporary critics argue that legend, rather than ability, has secured her position in history. They also claim that the real Muriel Kemp died in 1936. Murderer, narcissist, sexual deviant or artistic genius and a woman before her time: Who really is Muriel Kemp?
Theme
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2019
Awards note
Shortlisted for the Richell Prize.
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10763310
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keys, Julie
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women murderers
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Pregnant women
  • Murder
  • Neighbors
  • Women artists
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The artist's portrait, Julie Keys
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A story about art, murder, and making your place in history"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065142884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780733640940
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019010622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1076548555
Label
The artist's portrait, Julie Keys
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A story about art, murder, and making your place in history"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065142884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780733640940
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019010622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1076548555

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