The Matisse Stories

The Matisse Stories

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
In a trio of stories--all inspired by a particular Matisse painting--the ordinary events of everyday life are stripped away to reveal the extraordinary pain, desire, joy, and creativity of human existence

Blackwell North Amer
This elegant, beautifully illustrated edition contains three stories, each touched in a different way by the paintings of Henri Matisse. Their subjects' lives unravel from simple beginnings - a trip to the hairdresser, a cleaning woman's passion for knitting, lunch in a Chinese restaurant - but gradually the veneer of ordinariness is peeled back to expose pain, reveal desire, or express the intensity of joy in color and creation.

Baker
& Taylor

In a trio of stories--all inspired by a particular Matisse painting--the ordinary events of everyday life are stripped away to reveal the extraordinary pain, desire, joy, and creativity of human existence. By the author of Possession. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995
ISBN: 9780679438823
0679438823
Characteristics: 134 p. : ill ; 19 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 30, 2014

The three stories in this attractively designed book are exquisitely written, and are made most memorable by their striking descriptions and imagery. The female protagonists are portrayed in interesting predicaments that many of us will relate to.

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diggie
Mar 20, 2013

perfect. beautiful, sharp, funny. not jewels but tiny palaces. byatt has a keen visual eye and social ear.

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