Friday, July 6, 2018

The Animal Gazer

Suffering. By the time I finished reading Edgardo Franzosini’s novel titled, The Animal Gazer, I had extended about as much empathy as I could. This fictionalized account of the life of animal sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti draws us into Paris and World War I and the suffering of citizens and animals. Readers can feel for Rembrandt’s attention to every animal he observes, and the way his observations inform his sculptures, some of which are reproduced in the book. The prose in this translation captivated me. I can only imagine how finely written the original Italian is for those who read the original text. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Animal Gazer from

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