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The Letters of Paul Cézanne

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'An outstanding – and gloriously readable – feat of scholarship' - Apollo

A selection of painter Cézanne's correspondence with family, friends and major figures from the literary and art worlds

A singular thinker and an uncompromising seeker after artistic truth, Cézanne channelled a large part of his wide-ranging intellect and ferocious wit into his letters. This translation by Alex Danchev is based on a thorough re-examination of Cezanne's correspondence with family, friends and major figures from the literary and art worlds. Danchev's great achievement is to allow readers in English to hear Cezanne's voice for the first time in his own idiomatic, idiosyncratic style.

And he sounds rather different from the Cezanne we thought we knew - richer, wittier, wiser, more philosophical, more irascible, above all more fully human. The letters offer fresh perspectives on his artistic vision, politics, friendships, psychology, philosophy, literary tastes and classical frame of reference. They provide an intimate insight into the preoccupations and personality of a legend.


Details

  • Author: Alex Danchev
  • Paperback: 392 pages | 20 black and white and 55 colour illustrations
  • Date published: July 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500295175
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.8 cm

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