Spending : A Utopian Divertimento (Paperback)

Author: Gordon, Mary

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In dire need of a muse to record the everyday details of her artistic life, Monica Szabo hires a commodities broker who brings along an unexpected shift to the balance of wealth and power in their professional relationship.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780684852041
SKU 30442333
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0684852047
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Author Info
Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon, an only child, was raised a devout Catholic. Her B.A. is from Barnard, and she has an M.A. in writing from Syracuse University (1973). Her first novel, "Final Payments" (1978), was an enormous popular and critical success. Like that novel, much of her subsequent fiction explores themes of faith and gender.
"'Spending' is a fantasy, a fairy tale about the gratification of desire; it's full of descriptions of beautiful clothes..., luxurious settings and lavish meals, not to mention inventive sex. All of this produces a bit of literary indigestion....Luckily, Gordon writes so well that irritation is smoothed out by enjoyment of her creamy, witty prose."
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Editors Note Monica Szabo, a middle-aged, moderately successful painter, encounters B, a wealthy commodities broker who collects her work. B volunteers to be her muse, offering her everything that male artists have always had to produce great art: time, space, money, and sex.Passionate, provocative, and highly engaging, Spending displays Gordon's maverick feminism, her extraordinary wit, and her unique perspectives on art, money, men, sex -- and the desires of women.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Scribner Book Company

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