Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the international bestseller The Historian. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA. El Rapto del Cisne [Elizabeth Kostova] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El rapto del cisne (Spanish Edition) [Elizabeth Kostova] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El psiquiatra Andrew Marlon se ha dedicado a su.

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You never really understand why Robert Oliver won’t speak. I do look forward to reading more of Kostova’s work, especially The Historian and her newest coming out soon, The Shadow Land. Psychologist Robert Marlowe acquires the renowned painter Robert Oliver as his patient, and subsequently travels around meeting people who might be able to shed some light on the reasons behind Oliver’s breakdown.

View all 14 comments. I found most of the characters depressing. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I was a little displeased at that – if it’s really a Monet, don’t “plagiarize” by pretending it is by some fictitious painter. The next day, I went to lunch with a group of friends. If the book had been cut back to about half of what it was pagesI think it would have been a much stronger book. As I read, I felt as if I were right on the page with the characters, they were so realistic and intriguing.

But on the other hand, eliaabeth writes slower than a Rothfuss. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Elizabeth Kostova reveals her fascination with the act of painting on her website. Paperbackpages. Lastly, Kostova’s book continues to explore how people in the present interact with the violence of the past, and her book weaves storylines from the s and s in interesting ways.

El Rapto del Cisne by Elizabeth Kostova (3 star ratings)

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. If is hasn’t by then I generally lay it fisne to wither give away or try again at another time. She can set her scene, and her book — and her character building is a rare gift.


I started the book on Sunday morning and finished it this afternoon. Action moves between Paris and its outlying areas, Washington DC, a lovely episode with psychiatrist’s father in CT, North Caroline maybe South Carolina and in cars, planes, trains and carriages.

Naime, da ne pisem o samoj radnji to mozete procitati bilo gdje, temelj ovog djela su opisi, bezbroj opisa. Desperate to understand the secret that tormented the genius, he embarks on a journey that takes him closer to the lives of Olivers women and a tragedy at the middle of the French Impressionism.

I know I just headed over to amazon to pick up a picture for this review, and I elizaneth dreading the act of clicking on The Swan Thieves link, because I didn’t want to see how many stars readers had given the book. Scratching my head, wouldn’t “The Swan Thief” be a better title?

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She has the perfect balance of both to make a book that I could not put down. Is a page book necessary? The clear shifts elizageth voice from person to person display an understanding of her own work rarely shown, and a strong reason for each word. Even if this was by design, I have to agree with one other reviewer that at least Marlow should have had a distinct voice from the women.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It could have been about half the current length, but by being less wordy, twice as good in quality overall.

Share elizageth thoughts with other customers. I think this is the kind of book you want to read when you really have the time on long vacation, on lazy rainy days when we are trapped at home all day. This explained her giving elizbeth to two sets of twins at once, two immortal children and two mortal: You can also tell that Kostova knows her history, painting methods, and that sort of thing.

In essence, these mini autobiographies simply provide too much information about things we’ve already been informed of. Kostova has vastly outdone herself from The Historian, although her style remains her own, vague and moving.

There’s nothing strictly wrong with the book, and I’m finding it hard to work out how I’d have judged it if I’d never read anything else by the author. Initially inclined by his professional curiosity to learn more about the cause of the artist’s mental breakdown, he eventually found himself collecting the pieces of the puzzle from the women in Oliver’s life.


El Rapto del Cisne by Elizabeth Kostova (5 star ratings)

Anderzijds is het verhaal dat gaat over kunstwerken, bekende en fictieve schilders, iostova meeslepend. Turning the pages of this book was like being horny for months and, upon finding a willing partner, discovering that partner has n Desire.

The actual plot resolution takes place in the last 20 or 30 pages, and what comes before that is the the author introducing various characters and allowing them to ramble on about a lot of things that, vel interesting, really don’t do anything to advance the plot.

Beautifully written and cleverly constructed, this book shows that slow-building suspense can be just as A wonderful book about love, art and madness — I enjoyed this book so much.

Robert Oliver is like an event in the lives of those he has touched; they remember him vividly, all of his actions, his mannerisms, his faults and wonders. Desesperado por entender el secreto que atormenta al genio, se embarca en un viaje que lo lleva mas cerca a las vidas de las mujeres de Oliver y a una tragedia en el centro del impresionismo frances.

The book has the flavor of a mystery, kosstova Marlow tracks down the painter’s ex-wife and other key people. That is perhaps the most beautiful thing about this novel: Trivia About The Swan Thieves.

Regardless of my tirade, there are still interesting topics to discuss out of the book.