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The story begins in September 1928 when Halsman and his father were hiking in the Tyrolean Alps While Halsman went ahead on the trail his father was. An Absorbing Literate Impressive Debut Novel Austin Ratner joins the ranks of physicians turned writers Rabelais Keats Chekhov Somerset Maugham Sir Arthur Conan Doyle William Carlos Williams Michael Crichton Khaled Hosseini etc in this very impressive debut novel THE JUMP ARTIST a fictionalized biographical novel of Philippe Halsman considered to be one of the world s top 10 photographers Ratner proves himself to be not only a fine investigative historian but also a writer adept at exploring several languages and countries and enhancing the character perception of some very famous people And he accomplishes this with a gift for story telling that promises he will be around for a significant new career THE JUMP ARTIST a title given to Halsman as a photographer who achieved complex demands on celebrities who served as his models Everyone jumps uite literally when Halsman commands But to understand this gifted photographer s approach to his art author Ratner takes us back to Halsman s childhood when in 1929 he was accused and abruptly imprisoned for the death of his father an unsolved incident when Halsman was hiking with his father his father fell and died and circumstantial evidence real or placed lead to an anti Semitic kangaroo court convicting him of murderpatricide Released from prison with tuberculosis and a broken spirit Halsman s family and friends and nurse him back to health and Halsman discovers the art of photography moves to Paris and becomes gradually and with the backing of such celebrities as Andre Gide and Albert Einstien becomes a renowned photographer Between the anti Semitism that flooded Europe during and after World War II Halsman proved himself not only a survivor of his self imposed guilt but also his surviving the purge of Jews Ratner makes his writing solid by using uotes form the famous people in Halsman s lifestory For example he introduces his book with Andre Gide s statement fiction is history which MIGHT have taken place and history is fiction which HAS taken place Later in the book when Halsman is photographing Gide he adapts the language of Gide to further create his drama Some people speak of finding oneself but most people don t know what that means They think of themselves as a mystery to be found out But no one is a mystery Everyone is what they always were The courageous thing is to be who one always was and to find in the world those people and places that are like oneself Ratner unfolds his story slowly carefully rich with atmospheric descriptions of settings from the filth and agony of prisons to the beauty of the Alps and the excitement of the streets of Paris It all comes together to enhance our understanding of a man we know only as a famous photographer in a novel whose title not only recalls the jump techniue of a camera genius but also the jump accident of his father that started it all This is fine writing and a solid introduction to another physician novelist Grady Harp KING etc in this very impressive debut novel THE JUMP ARTIST a fictionalized biographical novel of Philippe Halsman considered to be one of the world s top 10 photographers Ratner proves himself to be not only a fine investigative historian but also a writer adept at Ty jesteś moje imię exploring several languages and countries and The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy enhancing the character perception of some very famous people And he accomplishes this with a gift for story telling that promises he will be around for a significant new career THE JUMP ARTIST a title given to Halsman as a photographer who achieved complex demands on celebrities who served as his models Everyone jumps uite literally when Halsman commands But to understand this gifted photographer s approach to his art author Ratner takes us back to Halsman s childhood when in 1929 he was accused and abruptly imprisoned for the death of his father an unsolved incident when Halsman was hiking with his father his father fell and died and circumstantial Complete Amber Sourcebook evidence real or placed lead to an anti Semitic kangaroo court convicting him of murderpatricide Released from prison with tuberculosis and a broken spirit Halsman s family and friends and nurse him back to health and Halsman discovers the art of photography moves to Paris and becomes gradually and with the backing of such celebrities as Andre Gide and Albert Einstien becomes a renowned photographer Between the anti Semitism that flooded Europe during and after World War II Halsman proved himself not only a survivor of his self imposed guilt but also his surviving the purge of Jews Ratner makes his writing solid by using uotes form the famous people in Halsman s lifestory For Jadę sobie. 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TheJump Artist

Attacked and murdered The Jewish 22 year old would be falsely accused of killing his father The Jump Artist follows his life story from the murder an. Compelling idea executed in an original and thoughtful way Some beautiful writing to boot I recommend this for anyone who likes DeLillo or Nabokov for starters Also anyone who likes books thoughts photography Freud the Dreyfus affair A River Runs Through It Oh hell just get yourself a copyHe thought he saw a flower in her hair but then saw it was just an empty glove in the hand of the woman sitting behind her Philipp watched the motes of dust sliding into the small patch of sunlight up by the window like fireflies igniting then diving back into the extinguishing gloom Maybe he would be free soon He would buy Ruth an ice cream at the Brandenburg GateIt was as though an odor of childhood had escaped through some rent in time from some bright winter afternoon in Riga with apple pie steam curling upward from the waxed table I like that you knit he said He liked schoolmarmish women who cited Balzac and knitted and understood suffering and showed him their naked lower abdomens But perhaps you should try knitting with your pants on to avoid such entanglements

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D trial in Austria into the depths of Halsman's despair in prison to his rise in Paris and New York as one of the world's most renowned photographers. This is a fantastic book It is a combination of a great literary work a thriller a psychological study and an historical novel offering insight into a period that was the precursor to the holocaust Phillipe Halsman who is known as a photographer of Marilyn Monroe Winston Churchill Albert Einstein the Duke and Duchess of Windsor among others had a painful and complicated history before his successful life Falsely accused of murder by the anti semitic powers in Austria in 1928 his trial considered the Austrian Dreyfus case altered his life This fictionalized imagining of Halsman s inner and outer life is a tremendous psychological study of guilt innocence and shame How Halsman constructs a future from such a difficult past is rivetting and uplifting And the writing is absolutely beautiful I can t recommend this book strongly enough


10 thoughts on “TheJump Artist

  1. says:

    Having just finished Austin Ratner's THE JUMP ARTIST I could give in to the temptation to add another rating to its ratings and avoid the chal

  2. says:

    An Absorbing Literate Impressive Debut Novel Austin Ratner joins the ranks of physicians turned writers Rabelais Keats Chekhov Somerset Maugham Sir Arthur Conan Doyle William Carlos Williams Michael Crichton Khaled Hosseini etc in this very impressive debut novel THE JUMP ARTIST a 'fictionalized biographical novel' of Philippe Hals

  3. says:

    Austin Ratner's novel is the fictionalized story of the real life Philippe Halsman a Latvian Jew accused of kill

  4. says:

    Compelling idea executed in an original and thoughtful way Some beautiful writing to boot I recommend this for anyone who likes DeLillo or Nabokov for starters Also anyone who likes books; thoughts; photography; Freud; the Dreyfus affair A River Runs Through It Oh hell just get yourself a copyHe thought he saw a flower in her hair b

  5. says:

    This very literary novel is based on an obscure incident in the life of renown photographer Philippe Halsmann In 1928 Halsmann was falsely accused and tried for the murder of his father The incident then known as the Austrian Dreyfus Affair revealed a rampant Antisemitism which was only starting to boil into the rise of Hitler an

  6. says:

    I found this book to be difficult to put down It was suspenseful heart wrenching and thought provoking I really became attached to Philippe and thought he was a very well developed character I appreciate the author's use of symboli

  7. says:

    The Jump Artist has so much promise that it pains me to give it less than 5 stars In the opening author’s note Austin Ratner uotes Andre Gide “Fiction is history that might have taken place and history is fiction which has taken p

  8. says:

    I had known of Philippe Halsman as a photographer but knew nothing of his personal life until I read The Jump Artist a novel based on research into his life Still the book does not claim to be a biography and the author h

  9. says:

    This is a fantastic book It is a combination of a great literary work a thriller a psychological study and an historical novel offering insight into a period that was the precursor to the holocaust Phillipe Halsman who is known as a photographer of Marilyn Monroe Winston Churchill Albert Einstein the Duke and Duchess of Windsor among others had a painful and complicated history before his successful life Falsel

  10. says:

    This is an amazing book each chapter starts with a uote that pertains to the chapter a uote from many different sources the first one is abso

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