Van Gogh, Arles, Murder

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iUniverse, Feb 1, 2010 - Fiction - 308 pages
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Beginning with his arrival in Arles in March 1888, a combination of factual and fictitious events relating to Vincent Van Gogh are revealed while the Dutchman goes about creating timeless works of art. A number of drawings and paintings of previously unknown locals are finally afforded names and backgrounds. Prominent amongst these is a portrait of a young girl to whom the artist is especially attracted. When she is found murdered, suspicion falls on Van Gogh. Harassed by both a tireless police inspector and a majority of the citizens of Arles, the painter descends into the madness and despair, culminating in his slicing off part of an ear while remaining sufficiently lucid to identify - and paint - the man he suspects of the crime. Circumstances and characters pertaining to the murder define aspects of Van Gogh’s personality, as well as portraying a way of life in nineteenth century France remarkably similar to present day problems in the USA.
 

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Contents

FIRST LETTER TO THEO
1
A FINE WELCOME
3
MEMORIES
7
MARCHAPRIL 1888
12
ROUND TABLE
25
STRANGE ENCOUNTER
37
A LOCAL TAVERN
45
SHED REQUEST mid April May 8
52
SEPTEMBER 1888 TO OCTOBER 20th
129
GAUGUIN ARRIVES
145
MID NOV MID DEC
161
AT ROULINS
167
DOCTOR REY
175
GAUGUIN
183
CONTEMPLATIONS Dec 11 18 1888
193
REVELATION
205

A TEA PARTY
61
HISTORY LESSON June 9 1888
66
SUNDAY PROMENADE June 17 1888
76
BODY DISCOVERED
81
INTERROGATION NUMBER ONE
87
SANDRINO MEETS VINCENT
95
PROGRESS IN JULYAUG
101
A VISIT TO PARIS
117
SECOND INTERROGATION
123
CRISIS
218
PERRIN ENCOUNTERS CORNEUVE
238
LETTER NUMBER TWO Jan6 1889
260
PASSAGE OF TIME Jan 7 May 8 1889
263
CONCLUSION May 9 1889 May 17 1890
275
EPILOGUE
289
NOTES
291
APPENDIX
295
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