Picture Palace

by Paul Theroux

Hardcover, 1978

Call number

FIC THE

Collection

Genres

Publication

Houghton Mifflin (1978), Edition: First Edition, 359 pages

Description

World-famous photographer Maude Coffin Pratt has pointed her lens at the beautiful, obscure, and obscene, and at the private places and public parts of the famous, from Gertrude Stein to Graham Greene. When the seventy-year-old Maude rummages through her archives in preparation for a triumphant retrospective, the resurrected images unleash a flood of suppressed memories--of her extraordinary life, her celebrated subjects, and the dark, painful secret at the core of her existence.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Smiley
One of Theroux's best novels.
LibraryThing member dbsovereign
Learn about photography and meet a brash woman in love with her brother. A novel of obsession, art, and incest. Maude reminds me a bit of Gloria Swanson's character Norma Desmond ("It's the pictures that got small.") in _Sunset Boulevard_.

Pages

359

ISBN

0395264758 / 9780395264751
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