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Van Gogh's Peasant Paperback – 14 Aug 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (14 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413729614
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413729610
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,176,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x8d79d3b4) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
HASH(0x8d589864) out of 5 stars Inspiring way to End the Day 18 Aug. 2004
By S. M. Ulmen - Published on
This story is inspired by Van Gogh's sketch as it appears on the book cover. It uses the art of words to interpret the art of the sketch as painted by this great Master. An allegory, it personifies the peasant and compares his last year to the four seasons of his life. The story is contemplative, leaving much to the imagination, allowing the reader to interpret it according to their own life experiences. It is a good book with which to end the day, for it leaves the reader with a sense of serenity and peace.
HASH(0x8d4b9ca8) out of 5 stars Understated and lyrical 23 Sept. 2004
By David Brooks - Published on
This short story, inspired by one of Van Gogh's lesser known drawings, Peasant with Sickle, Seen from the Back, is a pleasant and low key depiction of an old farmer in the twilight years of his life. This story, while not specifically about Van Gogh at all, uses this simple and poignant drawing as the basis for a lyrical tale of the never-named farmer's lonely but satisfying life. Ulmen's story, with virtually no dialogue, is a study in understatement--a trait many aspiring writers should try to emulate.
HASH(0x8d8fccfc) out of 5 stars Interesting idea 13 July 2004
By A Customer - Published on
The story focuses on a farmer who is trying to stick to old traditions as progress marches forward. From using a horse and plow during the age of tractors to doing all the farm chores by himself.
the story focuses on him in the twilight of his life as he reflects on his life on the farm, his wife and his sons. It is a neat spin on an old concept of coming to terms with life and your accomplishments.
HASH(0x8d90e3fc) out of 5 stars Great Story Telling 4 Sept. 2004
By Suzanne H. Schrems - Published on
Author, Steve Ulmen, has done a wonderful job of bring to life one Van Gogh's masterpieces. The story is contemplative and spiritual. A good read for those who enjoy good writing and innovative storytelling.
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