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Publisher Comments:

These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Beautifully written, intensely observed, The Matisse Stories is fiction of spellbinding authority.

"Full of delight and humor...The Matisse Stories is studded with brilliantly apt images and a fine sense for subtleties of conversation and emotion."--San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

Contains three stories, each touched in a different way by the paintings of the French artist, Henri Matisse.

About the Author

\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.

Table of Contents

Medusa's ankles — Art work — The Chinese lobster.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307488046
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
BYATT, A.S.
Author:
Antonia Susan Byatt
Author:
Byatt, Antonia Susan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Romance - Adult
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Matisse, Henri
Subject:
Appreciation
Subject:
Matisse, Henri - Appreciation
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19960430
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
128

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