Spending: A Utopian Divertimento (Paperback)

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Monica Szabo, a middle-aged, moderately successful painter, encounters B, a wealthy commodities broker who collects her work. B volunteers to be her muse, offering her everything that male artists have always had to produce great art: time, space, money, and sex.

Passionate, provocative, and highly engaging, Spending displays Gordon's maverick feminism, her extraordinary wit, and her unique perspectives on art, money, men, sex -- and the desires of women.

About the Author

Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was a novelist, memoirist, playwright, journalist, poet, and editor but it is as a literary critic that he is most highly regarded.
Mary Gordon's most recent novel is "Spending."

Praise For…

Rebecca Radner
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

Creamy, witty prose.

Susan Lowell
The Plain Dealer

By turns as subtle as Colette, as funny as a slapstick comedy, and as steamy as a bodice-ripper, Spending is Mary Gordon's most seriously entertaining novel yet.

Dan Cryer

Gordon has created a believable artist....The book [has] a remarkable sensuousness...the bedroom scenes resound with the loveliness and mystery of the human form. Meals become vivid exercises in sense-enhancement.

Sandy Asirvatham
Time Out New York

[A] smart, seductive book...with an abundance of wit and charm.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780684852041
ISBN-10: 0684852047
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publication Date: February 18th, 2010
Pages: 304
Language: English