WRITTEN IN THE STARS; A Novel about  by F. Hope Fisher

WRITTEN IN THE STARS; A Novel about

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This fictionized fragment of the great 16th century engraver's life is something of a domestic diary covering the nine years between his marriage to Agnes, and her realization of her love for him. Convent-bred Agnes was in love with a wandering n'er-do-well when her parents forced her to take for husband the kind, courtly and gentle artist, Albrecht Durer, who here displays a remarkable restraint during the nine year hiatus. There is a vivid picture of Nuremburg at this time, of an outbreak of plague, an evil secret organization, of Jew-baiting. There is too exceptional detail on domestic life in general, and these two in particular. But aesthetically the stature of Durer, as a painter and engraver, does not come through in what is only a partial phase of his life.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1951
Publisher: Harper