The Unknown Matisse (Paperback)

Hilary Spurling

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'Hilary Spurling's "The Unknown Matisse" is a truly wonderful biography. Her prose is muscular, rhythmical, carrying a lot of information, yet swift, enthralling. She has done for Matisse what George Painter famously did for Proust in the 1950s. Besides being a first-rate scholar, she is an artist in narrative who has unearthed a fascinating story and told it brilliantly. I rate this first volume with the first volume of Richard Holmes' "Coleridge". Both books mark a climax in what has been called a golden age of modern biography which began with Richard Ellman's "James Joyce". It is a terrific achievement' - Michael Holroyd.


Product Details

  • Product code: ADCRR
  • ISBN: 9780140176049
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 23.1cm x 17.8cm
  • Pages: 512
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 27 00:00:00 BST 2000
  • Book points: 16

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