The Fine Art of Grace A Novel 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

  • Title: The Fine Art of Grace: A Novel
  • Author: David B. Lentz
  • ISBN: 9781514812082
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 old mosaics and new meaning into Arthur, Grace invites him to assist in her creative venture.In the mosaics underground Grace and Art embarkGrace 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 old mosaics and new meaning into Arthur, Grace invites him to assist in her creative venture.In the mosaics underground Grace and Art embark on a journey 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 power 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 The book portrays 50 original photographs in full color of masterpiece mosaics of the New York City Subway.

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    1. David B. Lentz says:

      Born in Woburn, Massachusetts, David B Lentz is an alumnus of Bates College as well as the Yale and Wesleyan Writers Conferences He is a member of the Center for Fiction in New York, the Royal Society of Literature in London, the Poetry Society of America, the Academy of American Poets, and the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association He has published seven novels The Fine Art of Grace , For the Beauty of the Earth , AmericA, Inc , Bloomsday , Bourbon Street , The Day Trader and The Silver King He has written two stage plays, Bloomsday A Tragicomedy and AmericA, Inc Lentz published three volumes of poetry in Old Greenwich Odes , Sonnets from New England Love Songs and Sonnets on the Common Man in the latter two of which he introduced new sonnet forms He created a new model of critical literary theory for reviewing novels in his book, Novel Criticism Selected excerpts from his collection of literary works among his novels, stage plays and poetry are available in Essential Lentz Three of his novels and one of his stage plays have been read for Pulitzer Prizes in Letters and Drama, respectively, but none has short listed Lentz has served Bates College as an Alumnus in Admissions 18 years , Stamford Greenwich Literacy Volunteers of America, Midnight Run for New York City Homeless, Healing the Children Northeast, Inc Board , Hurricane Katrina JazzAid New Orleans, Hope Heroes Children s Cancer Foundation, St Baldricks Foundation for Children s Cancer Research and as a Volunteer in St Paul s Chapel at Ground Zero Lentz has lived in the Garden District of New Orleans, Boston s Back Bay, Houston, Philadelphia s Main Line and Greenwich, Connecticut.



    2 thoughts on “The Fine Art of Grace: A Novel

    1. "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, Author of "The Plain of Dead Cities: A Syrian Tale""Lentz weaves evocative images as metaphors of the human condition." – John Sibley, Author of "Being and Homelessness" "His pixelism is a 21st century, digital metaphor." - Redding Pilot "Masterful. Timeless." - Roxana [...]

    2. This is a mostly autobiographical novel about everyman life, the daily grind and its beauty, the hopes fulfilled and dashed, the text itself aching with both the desire to own art’s grand mosaic and the joy of producing but a tile in it, a tile with tiles within tiles of thoughts within thoughts, cascading with the disorder of an explosion, and yet making some kind of beautiful pattern at the same time, a pattern that forms a thin, semi-durable crust above a deep, black and horrible existentia [...]

    3. In Fine Art of the Grace, a post-modern narrative with play on the words Art and Grace: Arthur and Grace being the main characters, David Lentz created a rich mosaic of themes and structures worthy of an artist. The book is a mosaic of narratives: from poems to prose, form diary entries to book reviews, from sermons to Biblical excerpts to theological essays. The reader will find mosaics of New York subway walls, and even mosaics of book covers and the pages of Fine Art of the Grace. The book is [...]

    4. This review is from my first reading of this book. (there will be a re-read in the future as this book is so thought provoking and so complex I'm never going to take it all on the first read.I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but I got an idea of what was to come early on when the following line appears:"No one gets out of this Life alive"Wow! I want that on a T-shirt.The book is like a mosaic, as you move through the main story (called "Watch List") bits and pieces are repeated/re-used [...]

    5. THE FINE ART OF GRACE BY DAVID LENTZ: A RICH LITERARY MOSAICDavid Lentz’s impressive and absorbing novel, The Fine Art of Grace, poses two fundamental questions—one existential, the other artistic. How can we live authentic, meaningful lives in a world apparently inclined to destroy us; and what place will literature have in contemporary life?Who among us has not been stuck on a stalled train, or in hours of standstill traffic? Who has not deal with identity theft and other forms of insidiou [...]

    6. 28 jan 16whew! finally! i am able to open this kindle purchase! heh! i'd seen it listed last year, saw it was coming this year, have read a few other titles from lentz, enjoyed those reads, was really looking forward to this one, liked the summary, like the cover, bought itok it with me when we left last monday for a destination to the south. kindle. i said thatied to open it go. and me a carpenter. heh! where's a 4th-grader when you need one? got home bout four o'clock, texted my wife that i'd [...]

    7. David Lentz’s newest novel defies categorization -- quite intentionally. That is because its unfolding storyline is recurrently interrupted by a dizzying variety of only apparently unrelated prose fragments: sonnets, book reviews, popular songs, quotations from Dante and Rimbaud -- even a letter to a congresswoman, asking for a letter carrier to bring mail to a postbox closer to the home of the narrator’s 87-year-old mother. That isn’t to say that there isn’t a plot here: there is. The t [...]

    8. Quite possibly one of the finest books I have ever read in my entire reading life. I know this much to be true: David Lentz is also quite possibly one of the finest authors living today. He is THE hardest working author I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. His prose is poetic, elegant and deep. If you read only one book this season, make it this one! All of my friends and family members are in for a treat because I am going to order copies for them for the upcoming holiday season.Roc [...]

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