The Matisse Stories
By (author) A S Byatt
Format: Paperback / softback
Matisse Stories by A S Byatt
Book DescriptionThis elegant, beautifully illustrated edition contains three stories, each touched in a different way by the paintings of Henri Matisse. Their subjects' lives unravel from simple beginnings - a trip to the hairdresser, a cleaning woman's passion for knitting, lunch in a Chinese restaurant - but gradually the veneer of ordinariness is peeled back to expose pain, reveal desire, or express the intensity of joy in color and creation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679762232
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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"A meditation on the British designers William Morris and Mariano Fortuny, with color illustrations"--
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Author Biography - A S Byatt
A.S. Byatt is the author of the novels Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), The Game, and the sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, and four collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Educated at Cambridge, she was a senior lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. A distinguished critic as well as a novelist, she lives in London.
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