The Fine Art of Grace

The Fine Art of Grace

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Grace Lovejoy photographs the neglected masterpiece mosaics of the subway for her Master's Degree in Fine Arts at Columbia. Arthur writes on the meaning of a life in disquiet as an underground commuter in New York. To breathe life into glorious mosaics and new meaning into Arthur, Grace invites him to join her creative venture. In the mosaics underground Grace and Art embark on a voyage with transformational possibilities to enable them to piece together the rich pixels of the Mosaic of Life. Among fellow passengers in transit Grace and Art share a common humanity as their creative journey together begs the questions: Why do we live as we do? Where does real joy reside? How shall we endow being with meaning? In the inspiring humanity of the mosaics underground they find the City is the Grand Artisan piecing together its own mosaic masterpiece with the shards of human experience. The powers of perception and literary style of Lentz are reminiscent of Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas," Dostoyevsky's "Notes from Underground" and Pessoa's "Book of Disquiet." "Lentz is a writer of rare acuity." - Corey Mesler, Author of "Memphis Movie: A Novel" "A major writer." - Terry Richard Bazes, Author of "Goldsmith's Return: A Novel" "A writer of formidable scope and ability." - Bruce McLaren, "The Plain of Dead Cities" "Lentz helps us find true north in ourselves. This is the most important connection art can make." - Eric Sonnenschein, Author of "Mad Nomad: A Novel" "Masterful. Timeless." - Roxana Bowgen, Author of "Agapanthus Rising" "His pixelism is a 21st century, digital metaphor." - Redding Pilot "Weaves evocative images as metaphors of the human condition."-John Sibley, Author of "Being and Homelessness" "Will transcend time and reshape public discourse." - Shaun Kenney, Goodreads, Tucson "This book had a great impact on my life."- Marilyn Maro, Goodreads, New Yorkshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 481g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514812088
  • 9781514812082

About David B Lentz

Born in Woburn, Massachusetts, David B. Lentz graduated from Bates College and is a member of the 2016 Yale Writers' Conference, the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, the Center for Fiction in New York and the Royal Society of Literature in London. Lentz has published seven literary novels: "The Fine Art of Grace," "For the Beauty of the Earth," "AmericA, Inc.," "Bloomsday: The Bostoniad," "Bourbon Street," "The Day Trader" and "The Silver King." "Old Greenwich Odes" are pixelated depictions of quotidian life in a small town in Connecticut on Long Island Sound. In "Sonnets from New England: Love Songs" and "Sonnets on the Common Man: New Hampshire Verse" he innovates with a seven-beat, iambic heptameter and introduces new sonnet sequences. He adapted from his novel, "Bloomsday: The Bostoniad" - written as an American sequel to James Joyce's "Ulysses" - a stage play entitled "Bloomsday: A Tragicomedy" and has also tailored for the stage his novel, "AmericA, Inc." "Novel Criticism" offers an innovative approach in the critique of literary fiction. "Essential Lentz" is a compendium of his collected literary works. He has served Bates College as an Alumnus-in-Admissions, Stamford-Greenwich Literacy Volunteers of America, Healing the Children Northeast (Board), Midnight Run for New York City Homeless, Hurricane Katrina JazzAid: New Orleans (Founder), Hope + Heroes Children's Cancer Foundation, St. Baldrick's Foundation for Children's Cancer Research and as a Volunteer in St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero. He resides with his family in Greenwich, more

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