Lion and Leopard

Lion and Leopard A journey into a lost Philadelphia an artist s search for a new language of expression and a tragedy that cuts it short Nathaniel Popkin s latest book and debut novel Lion and Leopard dares to por

  • Title: Lion and Leopard
  • Author: Nathaniel Popkin
  • ISBN: 9780989312516
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • A journey into a lost Philadelphia, an artist s search for a new language of expression, and a tragedy that cuts it short.Nathaniel Popkin s latest book and debut novel, Lion and Leopard, dares to portray an event previously unexplored in fiction the mysterious death of John Lewis Krimmel, one of the first artists to capture scenes of urban street life in America.

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    1. Read this book if you love or want to immerse yourself in the world of Early American art. Read this book if you are fascinated with Philadelphia/Germantown history in the early 1800s. Read this book if you love a well-crafted sentence, beautifully-wrought descriptions, funny and interesting characters. Read this book if you appreciate an author with a keen understanding of the moral and philosophical questions of an era. If you are looking for a simple linear narrative, look elsewhere. But I su [...]

    2. Smartly researched and delicately written historic fiction concerning America's nubile art culture and the political/philosophical weavings of the characters therein. Although at times slow, and including what must have been a tongue-in-cheek inclusion of a journal entry by a monkey, Popkin masters history in a way that doesn't drown (pun intended) in a sterile whitewashing of events. Rather, we are rewarded with charming prose and elegance that shows us Philadelphia's consistent claim to Americ [...]

    3. Not a quick read - but an interesting historical novel that faithfully recreates an era of Philadelphia society about which I knew little. The novel is populated mostly by real historical persons who made up the art world of the relatively new nation. The story is told in many voices - but the primary arc is the narration of the fictional Caleb Cloud, who with his two young friends, walks from Easton PA to Philadelphia with the goal of identifying and publishing a book of "American Masters" from [...]

    4. very anti-climatic. cool individual stories and characters, but the book as a whole didn't click together as much as I had hoped. loved the historical Philadelphia aspects!

    5. Popkin's affection for the city he so ably writes about is evident in his thoughtful portrayal of the lives of fictional and no-fictional characters. A thoroughly good read.

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