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The Resource Vivian, Christina Hesselholdt ; traslated by Paul Russell Garrett

Vivian, Christina Hesselholdt ; traslated by Paul Russell Garrett

Label
Vivian
Title
Vivian
Statement of responsibility
Christina Hesselholdt ; traslated by Paul Russell Garrett
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
"In her new novel, Christina Hesselholdt delves into the world of the enigmatic American photographer, Vivian Maier (1926-2009), whose unique photographic body of work only reached the public by chance. On the surface, Vivian Maier lived a quiet life as a loving, firm and feisty nanny for wealthy families in Chicago and New York. But throughout four decades, she took more than 150,000 photos, mainly with Rollieflex cameras. The pictures were only discovered in an auction shortly before she died, impoverished and feasibly very lonely. In a time when self-obsession and representation are at an all-time high, Vivian Maier holds a particular fascination. Who was this eccentric person? And why did she not try to make a living from her art? In VIVIAN, a chorus of voices, including Vivian's own, address these questions. We watch Vivian grow up in a severely dysfunctional family in New York and Champsaur in France, and we follow her as a nanny in Chicago and as a photographer on the streets of these American cities and in rural France. The novel comprises multiple voices: Vivian's, her mother's, one of the children she looked after and her parents. And crucially, the voice of the inquisitive narrator, who pulls the threads together and asks Vivian prying questions. "--Bookseller description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hesselholdt, Christina
Dewey number
839.8/1374
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garrett, Paul Russell
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maier, Vivian
  • Photographers
  • Street photography
  • Maier, Vivian
  • Photographers
  • Street photography
  • United States
Label
Vivian, Christina Hesselholdt ; traslated by Paul Russell Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from Danish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005887378
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781910695616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005887378
Label
Vivian, Christina Hesselholdt ; traslated by Paul Russell Garrett
Publication
Note
Translated from Danish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005887378
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781910695616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005887378

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