Blue Self-Portrait

Blue Self-Portrait

by Noémi Lefebvre

Translated by Sophie Lewis

Published by: Transit Books

160 Pages, 5.25 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781945492105
  • Published: April 2018


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"A probing, wild, and fascinating novel."—Publishers Weekly

On a flight from Berlin to Paris, a woman haunted by composer Arnold Schoenberg’s self-portrait reflects on her romantic encounter with a pianist. Obsessive, darkly comic, and full of angst, Blue Self-Portrait unfolds among Berlin's cultural institutions, but is located in the mid-air flux between contrary impulses, with repetitions and variations that explore the possibilities and limitations of art, history, and connection.