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A forgery is a copy that is fraudulently passed off as the original. True or false? Lindgren's forger "simply creates freedom. Freedom from certainties and markets and the authorities. What are called forgeries," he says, "are the only true expression of our age." Marklund the picture-framer sinks all his savings into a Madonna by Dardel, the Swedish artist's masterwork. ...more
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Published 1997 by Harvill Press (first published 1991)
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Marklund, an ordinary picture framer with an extraordinary family history, discovers a lost masterpiece of the art world, a Madonna triptych by Dardel. At the same time Paula--formerly the “girl next door” and almost a sister to Marklund--is experiencing a new phase in her career as a wildly famous pop singer, a synthetic Madonna for a synthetic age.

Themes of authenticity, forgery, and perceived value run through this novel and are accompanied by a fairly complex plot. However, there is perhaps
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Gustav Torgny Lindgren is a Swedish writer.
Lindgren is the son of Andreas Lindgren and Helga Björk. He studied in Umeå to become a teacher and worked as a teacher until the middle of the 1970s. He was for several years active as a local politician for the Swedish Social Democratic Party. In the 1980s he converted to the Catholic faith.
Lindgren began as a poet in 1965 but had to wait until 1982 for
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