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Van Gogh's Ear: The True Story Paperback – 8 Jun 2017
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"This book has the pace of a detective novel, sending fresh blood pulsing through an old tale as Murphy recreates the heartbreaking drama of Van Gogh’s loosening grip on reality." (Daily Mail)
"Murphy’s revelations are fascinating and add intriguing details to the great crisis of Van Gogh’s life." (Michael Prodger The Times)
"Murphy’s book rescues the real Van Gogh from the lazy clichés of tea towel memorabilia by painting an electric, nuanced portrait of a man who achieved artistic brilliance despite his mental health issues and not because of them. In doing so, she allows for a version of his history in which her subject’s passion for life, art and humanity blooms like the sunflowers he painted." (Daily Mail)
"She knows Provence with an intimacy that’s rare in the ear genre. Her descriptions of the people, their landscape, their customs are unusually detailed… Her second stand-out quality is a doggedness that goes beyond the usual art-historical drives. Relentlessly she wrestles with the book’s central mystery." (Waldemar Januszczak Sunday Times)
"No one before has built up such a detailed picture of the people who surrounded the great artist." (Martin Gayford Daily Telegraph)
Why did Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear? This compelling detective story reveals the truth about the art world's greatest mysterySee all Product description
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I cannot recommend this book highly enough to anyone interested in Van Gogh. It makes a lot more sense than some of the "facts" I heard in Arles, St Remy-de-Provence and Auvers-sur-Oise. It's not about the ear - it's about understanding a man.
Reminds me of Suspicions Of Mr Whitcher in its forensic examinations of the 'facts'
Not just a timeline of the well known story but altered to new truths and bringing to life the home ,the and the surrounding neighbour hood. The book takes us to Van Gogh stays in hospital ,the doctors,and the mental institutions all the time interspersed with new research and Van Gogh' s letters plus what friends say before and after the facts. It's an un-put-downable book
So much I didn't know
Please do another book and SOON!
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