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The Letters of Vincent van Gogh: A Critical Study

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781927356746 9781927356753 9781927356760 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356746.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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When he died at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh left a legacy of over two thousand artworks, for which he is now justly famous. But van Gogh was also a prodigious writer of letters - more than eight hundred of them, addressed to his parents, to friends such as Paul Gauguin, and, above all, to his brother Theo. His letters have long been admired for their exceptional literary quality, and art historians have sometimes drawn on the letters in their analysis of the paintings. And yet, to date, no one has undertaken a critical assessment of this remarkable body of writingÑnot as a footnote to the paintings but as a highly sophisticated literary achievement in its own right. Patrick Grant's long-awaited study provides such an assessment and, as such, redresses a significant omission in the field of van Gogh studies. As Grant demonstrates, quite apart from furnishing a highly revealing self-portrait of their author, the letters are compelling for their imaginative and expressive power, as well as for the perceptive commentary they offer on universal human themes. Through a subtle exploration of van Gogh's contrastive style of thinking and his fascination with the notion of imperfection, Grant illuminates gradual shifts in van Gogh's ideas on religion, ethics, and the meaning of art. He also analyzes the metaphorical significance of a number of key images in the letters, which prove to yield unexpected psychological and conceptual connections, and probes the relationships that surface when the letters are viewed as a cohesive literary product. The result is a wealth of new insights into van Gogh's inner landscape.

Correspondencias entre mujeres en la Europa medieval

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ISBN: 9782919448357 DOI: 10.4000/books.esb.2447 Language: Spanish
Publisher: e-Spania Books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Este libro recoge las actas del primer encuentro del programa « MISSIVA – Cartas de mujeres en la Europa medieval (España, Francia, Italia, Portugal, siglos VIII-XV) » en el marco de los programas plurianuales de la École des Hautes Études Hispaniques et Ibériques – Casa de Velázquez (Madrid). Las contribuciones reunidas en este volumen, dedicadas a la correspondencia entre mujeres y la emergencia de lo que se podría considerar como verdaderas cadenas de mediación, ofrecen una reflexión sobre el interés de la materia epistolar para reconstruir la historia de las mujeres. ¿Cuáles son los contextos en que las mujeres intercambian cartas y con qué motivos? ¿Tendrán los documentos epistolares alguna especificidad formal y discursiva? ¿Qué revelan las cartas de mujeres de los vínculos que ellas mantienen con aquellos con quienes se cartean? ¿Qué es lo que nos enseñan sobre el campo de acción y de influencia de dichas mujeres?

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