PDF Costalegre


  • Hardcover
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  • Costalegre
  • Courtney Maum
  • en
  • 13 March 2019
  • 9781947793361

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Costalegre Read & Download ð 104 Read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Courtney Maum Courtney Maum Æ 4 Read & Download Rt collector Leonora Calaway begins chartering boats and planes for an elite group of surrealists to Costalegre a mysterious resort in the Mexican jungle where she has a home The story of what happens to these artists when they reach their destination is told from the point of view of Lara Leonora’s neglected 15 year old daughter who has been pulled out of school to follow her mother to Mexico Forced from a young age to cohabit with her mother’s eccentric whims tortured lovers and entourage of gold diggers Lara suffers from emotional educational and geographical instability that a Mexican sojourn with surre. The year is 1937 A bitter little man disparagingly nicknamed Schlecty better known to the world as Hitler has declared a ban on modernism in the Reich His former art school mates denounced as degenerates have been bankrolled by Leonora Calaway think Peggy Guggenheim and fled to the jungles of Costalegre And bearing witness is Leonora s neglected 14 year old daughter Lara whose insights and observations drive the storyTemporarily unschooled and unmoored and unloved by her mother Lara catalogs the indigenous plants knowing that she and her mother s entourage of surrealists Dadaists and outcasts are all displaced species When Jack Klinger a rebel who may be the one artist her mother doesn t control arrives an infatuated Lara regards him as a sense of solidness amidst the mayhemThis is a lovely book filled with longing and yearning of a girl on the cusp of adulthood who straddles the barriers between privilege and want All of the themes of coming of age are here loneliness and alienation desire and want internal growth and the power of imagination Most of the characters are inspired by real life counterparts Guggenheim and her real life daughter Pegeen artists such as Andre Breton and The location of Costalegre also plays a role lush exotic filled with myths and tales fodder for a young would be writer and diarist It s a fine book that dazzles the reader

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Costalegre Read & Download ð 104 Read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Courtney Maum Courtney Maum Æ 4 Read & Download One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019A Best Book of Summer at  amNY  Moda Operandi  Publishers Weekly  Southern Living and ThrillistA Best Book of July at  The Washington Post Hello Giggles Refinery 29  TIME  Magazine and Mind Body GreenIt is 1937 and Europe is on the brink of war In the haute bohemian circles of Austria Germany and Paris Hitler is circulating a most wanted list of “cultural degenerates” artists writers and thinkers whose work is deemed antithetical to the new regime  To prevent the destruction of her favorite art and artists the impetuous American heiress and modern a. BEST BOOK I VE EVER READ

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Costalegre Read & Download ð 104 Read è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Courtney Maum Courtney Maum Æ 4 Read & Download Alists isn’t going to help But when she meets the outcast Dadaist sculptor Jack Klinger a much older man who has already been living in Costalegre for some time Lara thinks she might have found the love and understanding she so badly craves Sinuous and striking heartbreaking and strange Costalegre is heavily inspired by the real life relationship between the heiress Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter Pegeen Acclaimed author Courtney Maum triumphs with this wildly imaginative and curiously touching story of a privileged teenager who has everything a girl could wish for except for a mother who loves her back . I m reviewing Costalegre by Courtney Maum as I just turned the last page and it s still fresh on my mind I will tell you that this is not a book I would normally choose to read but after reading it I am again so impressed with the titles coming from Norton and Tin House lately I loved The Key to Treehouse Living last year Biloxi this year and now this beautiful and strange novel Costalegre Based loosely on the lives of Peggy Guggenheim her daughter Pegeen and the surrealist art movement that Peggy supported during WWII by rescuing numerous artist and artwork from Schlechty the nickname for Adolf Hitler the author has chosen to place all these characters in the jungles of Mexico instead of New York which can be a jungle itself when you think about it Costalegre is a slim novel narrated in journal entries by 14 year old Lara who finds herself in a strange land with even stranger people and most tragic of all a mother Leonora who is so caught up in the art of her guests that she ignores her daughter and leaves her entirely to her own devices Without a tutor to educate her Lara is learning about life from the kaleidoscopic world around her with her only friends being the neglectful narcissistic artists who struggle to work with few supplies food or inspiration Since her father and brother stayed behind in Switzerland to wait out the war Lara is truly on her own and her only real pleasure is attempting to draw and paint herself which the reader gradually realizes is the only way she can gain any attention from the self obsessed adults orbiting her lifeThe theme of disappearing resonates in this novel horses a goat the servants and finally some of the artists themselves disappear too Lara feels invisible and when she is thrown from a horse and gone for a night no one realizes she was even gone she may have well disappeared herselfWhen an older male artist who has lived in Costalegre full time since escaping Germany expresses dismay that Lara is living in such circumstances is it any surprise that she latches onto the one person in her world who seems to care about herThe novel ends rather suddenly and at first I was disappointed that there wasn t closure to the story But upon reflection I realized that I was feeling so much like Lara having lived with her voice all day as I read there is no closure for her in Costalegre She knows not what the future holds for her and when anything will get any better She says near the end If I could speak the language here I could call for a boat But what kind of boat To where And I can t travel alone not really What a curse to be a girl And I should be an orphan at least I d be in school At least people would make sure that I was in bed at night at least that Instead of this which is never ending nothingness nowhere for me to be She ends with the hope that the ship that her mother commissioned with all the art from Germany will sink so there d be nothing left to fawn over and boast about and move around the world for and maybe she Leonora would be emptied enough to finally mother meGetting to know Lara has been beautiful and sad and worthy Costalegre is a short novel with a much larger story than its length suggests and the emotional impact will linger Really well doneThanks to Tin House Books and WW Norton Library Marketing for the ARC


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