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Girl In Hyacinth Blue
by Susan Vreeland | Literature & Fiction
Registered by gnissorckoob of Miami, Florida USA on 5/27/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, May 27, 2007

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My mom read this and recommends it. She said the story is in reverse chronology and it works well.

From Publishers Weekly: As Keats describes the scenes and lives frozen in a moment of time on his Grecian urn, so Vreeland layers moments in the lives of eight people profoundly moved and changed by a Vermeer painting a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Vreeland opens with a man who suffers through his adoration of the painting because he inherited it from his Nazi father, who stole it from a deported Jewish family. She traces the work's provenance through the centuries: the farmer's wife, the Bohemian student, the loving husband with a secret and, finally, the Girl herself Vermeer's eldest daughter, who felt her "self" obliterated by the self immortalized in paint, but accepted that this was the nature of art. Descriptions of the painting by people in different countries in various historical periods are particularly beautiful. 


Journal Entry 2 by gnissorckoob at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, June 23, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (6/23/2007 UTC) at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami, Florida USA

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RELEASE NOTE: on a butterfly chair in the butterfly garden 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, June 23, 2007

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my mom just found this and she gave it to me so i can read it.

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