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A Month in Siena

FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR

'Hisham Matar has the quality all historians - of the world and the self - most need: he knows how to stand back and let the past speak' Hilary Mantel on The Return
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When Hisham Matar was nineteen years old he came across the Sienese School of painting for the first time. In the year in which Matar's life was shattered by the disappearance of his father the work of the great artists of Siena seemed to offer him a sense of hope. Over the years since then, Matar's feelings towards these paintings would deepen and, as he says, 'Siena began to occupy the sort of uneasy reverence the devout might feel towards Mecca or Rome or Jerusalem'.

A Month in Siena is the encounter, twenty-five years later, between the writer and the city he had worshipped from afar. It is a dazzling evocation of an extraordinary place and its effect on the writer's life. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition.

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PRAISE FOR HISHAM MATAR

'Wise and agonizing and thrilling to read' Zadie Smith
'A moving, unfliching memoir' Kazuo Ishiguro
'A treasure for the ages' Peter Carey
'It is likely to become a classic' Colm Tóibín

Artikelnummer: 978-0-241-98705-6
Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2020
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FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR

'Hisham Matar has the quality all historians - of the world and the self - most need: he knows how to stand back and let the past speak' Hilary Mantel on The Return
____________________________________

When Hisham Matar was nineteen years old he came across the Sienese School of painting for the first time. In the year in which Matar's life was shattered by the disappearance of his father the work of the great artists of Siena seemed to offer him a sense of hope. Over the years since then, Matar's feelings towards these paintings would deepen and, as he says, 'Siena began to occupy the sort of uneasy reverence the devout might feel towards Mecca or Rome or Jerusalem'.

A Month in Siena is the encounter, twenty-five years later, between the writer and the city he had worshipped from afar. It is a dazzling evocation of an extraordinary place and its effect on the writer's life. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition.

____________________________________

PRAISE FOR HISHAM MATAR

'Wise and agonizing and thrilling to read' Zadie Smith
'A moving, unfliching memoir' Kazuo Ishiguro
'A treasure for the ages' Peter Carey
'It is likely to become a classic' Colm Tóibín

Produktspezifikation
Verlag Penguin Books
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 128 S.
Meldetext Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2020
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.8 cm x B12.9 cm
Coverlag Penguin (Imprint/Brand)
Artikelart Neu
Autor Matar, Hisham
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Produktspezifikation
Verlag Penguin Books
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 128 S.
Meldetext Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2020
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.8 cm x B12.9 cm
Coverlag Penguin (Imprint/Brand)
Artikelart Neu
Autor Matar, Hisham
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