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Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7453219M
ISBN 100393313093
ISBN 109780393313093

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Sep 21,  · The Stone Virgins is a song about the author's people, and the tragedy of their lives and their loves, contrasted against the sheer beauty of their land. It may yet prove to be one of the notable novels of the twenty-first century.”Cited by: Stone Virgin is trash -- high-level trash, but trash nonetheless. The title character, a madonna statue, is incidental to the story, and the author plagiarizes "The Agony & The Ecstasy" to reveal that the sculptor saw the finished statue already in the piece of marble, just as Michaelangelo saw the statue of David within the large piece of marble in the earlier Irving Stone novel/5(7). Stone Virgin Barry Unsworth Buy this book She is the Madonna of the Annunciation, carved in Venice years ago and now encrusted by an acid rain that rots the stone. The stone is. Passionate, erotic and haunting, this is a brilliant novel by one of Britain's most important novelists. Simon Rakes - a conservation expert - is restoring the Stone Virgin, a statue that cost the.

The Stone Virgin by Barry Unsworth Book Resume: A mysterious sculpture of a beautiful and erotic Madonna holds the key to the Fornarini family's secrets. When Raikes, a conservation expert, tries to restore her, he is swept under the statue's spell--and that of . A dangerous attraction develops between them and it appears inevitable that once again the stone virgin will bear witness to passion, betrayal and murder. About the Author Barry Unsworth was born in . Books Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals Store Coupons AmazonBasics Gift Cards Help Sell. Books Advanced Search Today's Deals New Releases Amazon Charts Best Sellers & More The Globe & Mail Best Sellers Reviews: 7. The Stone Virgins is set against a backdrop of brutal violence and profound sadness, and yet Yvonne Vera manages to craft a story of striking beauty with an almost spiritual reverence for the power and dignity of the human capacity for love and healing. In , Rhodesia won independence from Britain after decades of guerrilla warfare/5.

A century sculpture of the Virgin links these three alternating stories, all set amidst the mystery and splendor of Venice. Into three men's lives, and over five centuries, the stone madonna brings an equal amount of sexual ecstasy and misery; she's really a bloodless monument to the old whore/virgin complex—a dichotomy still rich in meaning for the rather bloody-minded Unsworth (author. Passionate, erotic and haunting, this is a brilliant novel by one of Britain’s most important novelists. Simon Rakes – a conservation expert – is restoring the Stone Virgin, a . This book explores paintings and sculptures of the Virgin Mary and the communities that produced them over several centuries. It argues for the emergence of distinctly Chinese Catholic identities as artistic representations of the Virgin Mary, at different times and in different places, absorbed and in turn influenced representations of Chinese figures from Guanyin to the Empress Dowager. Dec 29,  · I rate Barry Unsworth highly, and have done so ever since he was recognised with the Booker Prize in , for his book ‘Sacred Hunger’ – a book I would recommend reading, together with much of his other works. This book, ‘Stone virgin’, is brilliant, and I have just read it again for the third time, prompted by a holiday in Venice.