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Escape Attempt (Paperback) (Miguel Angel Hernandez)
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"Intelligent fiction that seems first of all to be about the world of contemporary art, but that in reality is about the exploitation of human beings and art's many repudiations of its ideals in the face of money's capacity for corruption. . . . Miguel Ángel Hernández has brought fresh air with a highbrow, intelligent and entertaining novel."J.M. Pozuelo Yvancos,ABC
"Attractive and accomplished in its composition, it is its content that deserves the most attention. . . . This story of complex human relationships, maintained by motives of power, humiliation, dignity, and sex, has traces of an interesting psychological exploration, slightly Dostoyevskian." Santos Sanz Villanueva, El Mundo
Marcos is a student of Fine Arts. When Jacobo Montes, the social artist of the hour arrives to Murcia, he becomes his assistant and helps him set up his transgressive piece of art for the city. But Montes' methods border on the unacceptable, and when theory is turned to practice, things run the risk of getting out of hand.
Miguel Ángel Hernández is associate professor of Art History at the University of Murcia (Spain), writer and art critic. He is currently a fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University.
Rhett McNeil is faculty associate at the College of Letters & Sciences at Arizona State University. He is a scholar, critic, and literary translator from Texas.