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Van Gogh
Van Gogh
by Steven Naifeh
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 23.79

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 3 Feb 2012
This review is from: Van Gogh (Hardcover)
It is true that the Van Gogh I encountered in this book is not exactly the one I had in my imagination, nor the one I knew from his letters. As Waldemar Januszczak said in his excellent DVD series on Vincent, it would be too simplistic to think of him as everyones favourite uncle; he was much more complex than that. This superb book, so well written that its length is not noticeable in the reading of it, presents Vincent as a human being; by turn as vulnerable, flawed, tricky, obstinate and wonderfull as all of us are. If you have ever wondered what it might have been like to have met Vincent, and spent an hour in his company, read this book; it will have been as though he's just left the room,

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