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The connoisseur: a Novel

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Acclaimed author Evan S. Connell sends us through the complete experience of a man initially intrigued and then enslaved by art: a curious interest, a rapt fixation, and the becoming of a connoisseur. The Connoisseur trails the evolution of Muhlbach, an insurance executive on a business trip in Taos, New Mexico, who develops an obsession with pre-Columbian figurines after meandering through a curio shop. Entranced yet bewildered by his sudden affinity for a little figurine, Muhlbach succumbs to his intrigue and, thirty dollars later, begins his journey as a connoisseur. With superb delivery and subtle clarity, Connell allows us to see and feel Muhlbach's emerging mania, with its impending tension and sudden exhilaration. He illustrates how a new fixation alters our lens on life and shapes our actions.
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subject_facetCollectors and collecting -- Fiction
Electronic books
Indian art -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction
Middle-aged men -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Southwestern States -- Fiction
Widowers -- Fiction
title_displayThe connoisseur : a novel
title_fullThe Connoisseur : a Novel [electronic resource] / Evan S. Connell
The connoisseur : a novel / Evan S. Connell
title_shortThe connoisseur
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Electronic books
Indian art
Middle-aged men
Widowers