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Retrieved 7 October He stressed me out. Although, I am interested to read more from this author! I was so annoyed and wanted to yell at him to stop being to selfish and such a taker and just work for himself! I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book, but I think it was more because Van Gough pissed me off than that the author was not engaging. Lust for Life is famous for the way it describes the origins of many of the artist’s famous paintings including The Potato EatersSunflowers and others.

I felt sorry for Theo for loving him so much. Didn’t really dig how the book was written in a form of a story, complete with full dialogue by the people in it No way to know how those conversations really went, right?

But not another artist. T Although this is a biography, it’s usually found under “fiction” in bookstores and libraries. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.

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The book is vkda into nine smaller ‘books’, titled based on the places he lived: Add this book to a list You can add this book to any one of your lists. The movie by the same name is even more ridiculous than the book, but enjoyable for it’s kitsch appeal.

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People close to Van Gogh’s life, like Paul Gauguind also characters in the novel. Books by Irving Stone. Consigliato solo a chi vuole un gran bene a Vincent. Kay rated it it was ok Jan 03, Also the whole time I was reading it I questioned the authenticity of the things that happened in the book.

I already knew the basic outline of Vincent’s life, so maybe that was also part of the problem, no suspense or surprise, of course that isn’t the book’s fault. I guess you just have to take it with a grain of salt and think of it as a fictional story based on the life of Van Gogh. Enter prices below and click ‘Add’.

For example, at loot. I did learn some new things about Van Gogh, anhslo life, painting, and his infamous ear mutilation. Maybe that’s just how he was, but it did not make for nice reading or any sort of character empathy. If my memory serves, it was more novel than biography; however, the use of letters gives some basis in factif not interpreted too broadly. Want to Read saving…. It is Stone’s first major publication and is largely based on the collection of letters between Vincent van Gogh and anheo younger brother, art dealer Theo van Gogh.

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It seems probable that Vincent’s letters to and from his own fogh Theo provided a foundation for Adversary in the House. Govh since he’s not one of my favorite artists, it drove me crazy that he spent his whole life doing something that he was so passionate about, yet mediocre at. Retrieved 25 June You can change region by clicking the flag in the toolbar. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots.

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Anhelo de vivir by Irving Stone (2 star ratings)

He must truly have been mentally ill–a tip to understanding his art. Although this is a biography, it’s usually found under “fiction” in bookstores and libraries. When at home, Stone relied upon the research facilities and expertise made available to him by Esther Euler, head research librarian of the University of California at Los Angeles, to whom he dedicated and thanked, in addition to many others, in several of his works.

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