Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh

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Plume, Sep 1, 1995 - Art - 480 pages
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Van Gogh's brother Theo was his confidant and companion, and, in his letters to him, Van Gogh reveals himself as artist and man. Even more than if he had purposely intended to tell his life story, Van Gogh's letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyday concerns and his views of the world of art.

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He was a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
I read to gain more insight on him and his paintings. - Goodreads
He was well read, and a good writer. - Goodreads
Van Gogh was a beautiful writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Marjorie Elwood - Goodreads

This is an edited version of all of van Gogh's letters, but it was still a bit much for me. He was quite the writer of minutiae and spent a fair bit of his letters talking about how he needed more money. Read full review

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

I don't Know how to feel about this book. It was engaging at points but at other points just dragged on. Vincent was a gifted artist and his story is a story of a man obsessed. however, I don't feel ... Read full review

Contents

June 1873December 1881
11
December 1881September 1883
82
September 1883March 1886
241
Copyright

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Irving Stone was born in San Francisco on July 14, 1903. He wrote several books in a genre that he coined the “biographical novel,” which recounted the lives of well-known historical figures. In these novels, Stone interspersed biography with fictional narrative on the psychology and private lives of his subjects. He also wrote biographies of Clarence Darrow and Earl Warren, and short biographies of men who lost presidential elections. He died on August 26, 1989.

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