Fanfare of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I know I’m late to the party- I must say, though, The Goldfinch is wonderful- and what a simply great theme richly brought to life: it is so often the shrinking, wincing feeling of awkwardness or guilt or greed that keeps beauty locked away, and prevents us from telling the true from the false. Like Lonesome Dove, another of the great novels, those things, guilt and awkwardness and pride prevent Call from acknowledging and nurturing his son. Like Plotinus, Tartt teaches us that loving beautiful things takes us into a larger never ending beauty

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