Blue Self-Portrait Paperback
Edited by Cecile Menon
A French woman haunted by her encounter with an American-German pianist-composer who is obsessed with Arnold Schoenberg's portrait, flies home with her lively sister and a volume of Adorno's letters to Thomas Mann.
While the impossible heroine unpicks her social failures the pianist reaches towards a musical self-portrait with all the resonance of Schoenberg's passionate, chilling blue.
A novel of angst and high farce, Blue Self-Portrait unfolds among Berlin's cultural institutions but is more truly located in the mid-air flux between contrary impulses to remember and to ignore.
Noemi Lefebvre shows how music continues to work on and through us, addressing past trauma while reaching for possible futures.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 162 pages
- Publisher: Les Fugitives
- Publication Date: 15/06/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780993009327