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Rudy Rucker's As Above, So Below

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As Above, So Below is a novel by Rudy Rucker who chose Peter Bruegel as his artist of focus for this novel. He begins the journey when Bruegel starts making a name for himself. Rucker describes the struggle of an artist at the time through sixteen important times in Bruegel life, but as shows that the struggles are worth it because of the outcome of some situations. The novel is historical fiction because the Bruegel and his paintings are real, but some of the events that happen are made up to have a more appeasing novel. Bruegel lived during the Dutch and Flemish Renaissance in the 16th century. The Dutch and Flemish Renaissance is a response to the Italian Renaissance in the Low Countries. During this time the Low Countries were under Hapsburg

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