Saturn has ratings and 11 reviews. Marysya said: Чудова книга в дуже хорошому перекладі. Отримала насолоду від прочитання. Похмура атмосфера. Sensational portrait of Francisco de Goya and his toxic relationship with his son. Saturn By Jacek Dehnel Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Read “Saturn” by Jacek Dehnel with Rakuten Kobo. ‘ Jacek Dehnel has written a fictionalised account of the last years of the lives of Goya, Javier and.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Saturn by Jacek Dehnel. Saturn by Jacek Dehnel. Saturn is a fictionalised version of the personal life of the great Spanish Painter Goya.

The story is narrated by Goya, his son Javier and his grandson Mariano. The deeply flawed relationship between the three generations produce an atmosphere of psychological tension. The story is built around the theory that Goya’s horrific series of Black Paintings satur in fact the work Saturn is a fictionalised version of the personal life of the great Spanish Painter Goya.

The story is built around the theory that Goya’s horrific series of Black Paintings were in fact the work of his son Javier, and were Javier’s way of expressing his feelings about his father.


Saturn : Black Paintings from the Lives of the Men in the Goya Family

Each of the paintings features as an illustration within the book. Saturn will satirn to readers of historical novels and anyone interested in Goya, his work and art in general. Paperbackpages. Published October 18th by Dedalus first published March 9th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Saturnplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Cehnel book is not yet featured on Listopia. Ta jest o Francisco de Goya. O symbo – Ojciec, syn i wnuk: I went to see a talk with Jacek Dehnel and he appeared to be an erudite, an art-lover. This book was powerful because Dehnel knows how to make his research. As stated earlier in the comments, this verisimilitude does work.

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I got a little bit less intrigued after the death of Francisco, because his character was fascinating, but I enjoyed it throughout nonetheless. Hoe schitterend het idee voor een roman ook mag zijn, het is het neergeschreven relaas van dat idee dat de lezer bereikt.

Als lezer vind je de vondst van de auteur nooit briljant als zijn werk je bladzijdenlang teleurstelt. Jacek Dehnel geeft in zijn nawoord zelf aan dat hij de helft van deze roman in slechts een maand tijd heeft geschreven – satufn dit een vergoelijking zijn voor het povere resultaat?

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Misschien verdient Javier De Goya iets meer dan dit, niet? Yes, this is an imaginative work of fiction that recreates the dysfunctional family of one of Spain’s great painters and cultural con, and no, I cannot attest to its historical accuracy. This is perhaps why we have the word, verisimilitude.


While quirky in places, this novel entertained me in a way few do. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

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Dehnel is openly gay and lives in Warsaw.

He works also for an internet literary portal Nieszuflada Dehnel debnel translated poetry of such poets as Osip Mandelshtam, W. Books by Jacek Dehnel. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.