Arrogance: A Novel

Arrogance: A Novel

by Joanna Scott
Arrogance: A Novel

Arrogance: A Novel

by Joanna Scott

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In Joanna Scott's breakthrough novel Arrogance, the Austrian artist Egon Schiele comes to prismatic life in a narrative that defies convention, history, and identity. A self-professed genius and student of August Klimt, Scott's Schiele repeatedly challenges the boundaries of early twentieth-century Europe. Thrown in jail on charges of immorality, Schiele's Mephistophelean reputation only grows in stature until at the age of twenty-eight, the artist dies in the Great Flu Pandemic. Told from a crosscurrent of voices, viewpoints and times, this stunning novel won Scott a nomination for the 1991 PEN/Faulkner Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312423889
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Joanna Scott is the author of several books of fiction, including the novels Tourmaline and The Manikin. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Lannan Award, and lives with her family in Rochester, New York.

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Frederick Busch

"Arrogance is a vivid, galvanizing exploration of the shaping of an artist soul. Joanna Scott knows from the inside what most onlookers can at best guess about. She's insightful, just, and tough."

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