Offering group discussions about literature that shares themes with art on view in the galleries, the Walker book club meets this month to talk about Umberto Eco’s The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. In this new novel, a semi-autobiographical character sets out to rediscover himself and his history after losing portions of his memory from a stroke. Visual clues are sparked by the discovery of childhood artifacts in his parents’ attic. Richly illustrated, the book centers around the creation, or re-creation, of identity. For another exploration of self-image, visit the Walker exhibition Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005.
Books for the Artist’s Bookshelf can be found in the Walker Shop, the Friends of the MPL Bookstore, and at the Minneapolis Public Library (www.mplib.org). Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library.