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The Connoisseur

(1974)
A novel by

 
 
Acclaimed author Evan S. Connell sends us through the complete experience of a man initially intrigued and then enslaved by art: a curious interest, a rapt fixation, and the becoming of a connoisseur. The Connoisseur trails the evolution of Muhlbach, an insurance executive on a business trip in Taos, New Mexico, who develops an obsession with pre-Columbian figurines after meandering through a curio shop. Entranced yet bewildered by his sudden affinity for a little figurine, Muhlbach succumbs to his intrigue and, thirty dollars later, begins his journey as a connoisseur.

With superb delivery and subtle clarity, Connell allows us to see and feel Muhlbach's emerging mania, with its impending tension and sudden exhilaration. He illustrates how a new fixation alters our lens on life and shapes our actions.

    

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Hardback Editions

September 1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Connoisseur
Author(s): Evan S Connell
ISBN: 0-394-49203-X / 978-0-394-49203-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Connoisseur: A Novel
Author(s): Evan S Connell
ISBN: 1-59376-062-0 / 978-1-59376-062-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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April 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Connoisseur
Author(s): Evan S Connell
ISBN: 0-86547-245-9 / 978-0-86547-245-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Point Pr
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1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Connoisseur
Author(s): Evan S Connell
ISBN: 0-380-01674-5 / 978-0-380-01674-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Connoisseur: A Novel
Author(s): Evan S Connell
Publisher: Counterpoint
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