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Title:Lust for Life
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Publisher:Arrow
ISBN:0099416425
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Number of Pages:431
Category:Historical fiction, Art, Fiction, Classics

Lust for Life by Irving Stone

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Lust for Life No artist has been more ruthlessly driven by his creative urge nor more isolated by it from most ordinary sources of human happiness than Vincent Van Gogh A painter of genius his life was an incessant struggle against poverty discouragement madness and despair .

Lust for Life skilfully captures the exciting atmosphere of the Paris of the Post Impressionists and reconstructs with great insight the development of Van Gogh s art The painter is brought to life not only as an artist but as a personality and this account of his violent vivid and tormented life is a novel of rare compassion and vitality

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The President's Lady, Love is Eternal, Depths of Glory: A Biographical Novel of Camille Pissarro, Those Who Love, Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West 1840-1900, The Greek Treasure, The Passions of the Mind, Lust for Life, The Origin, The Agony and the Ecstasy
A fictional biography of Camille Pissarro a central figure of the Impressionist movement It explores the artist s relationship with other great painters of the time including Degas Monet Manet Renoir Cezanne and Van Gogh By the author of Lust for Life and The Agony and the Ecstasy, Stone has created a pageant of stories of the great westward drive, No artist has been more ruthlessly driven by his creative urge nor more isolated by it from most ordinary sources of human happiness than Vincent Van Gogh A painter of genius his life was an incessant struggle against poverty discouragement madness and despair br br Lust for Life skilfully captures the exciting atmosphere of the Paris of the Post Impressionists and reconstructs with great insight the development of Van Gogh s art The painter is brought to life not only as an artist but as a personality and this account of his violent vivid and tormented life is a novel of rare compassion and vitality, In the s Vienna was Europe s glamour capital It was in that brilliant city that Sigmund Freud began his long struggle to free people everywhere from the blindfolds amp chains of their unknown natures The Passions of the Mind is the story of an extraordinary man who proved that some of the most exciting challenges aren t met on the battlefield or on mountain peaks but inside the hearts amp minds of individuals The story is told with great attention to accuracy His research is recounted as meticulously as in a biography tho it s fictionalized to allow readers understanding of feelings amp thought processes Freud was one of Vienna s most distinguished neurologists He gave up a life of respectable affluence to become a daring researcher of uncharted seas in an effort to change forever our understanding of human motivations He was a pioneer explorer of the dark frontiers of the sexual nature of humans for which he was made a pariah Includes Glossary amp Bibliography br This book involved six years of uninterrupted research amp writing yet the road was lighted at every turn by the kindness amp the generosity of almost everyone who had known Sigmund Freud or worked with him Irving Stone