The Letters of Paul Cézanne



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A singular thinker and an uncompromising seeker after artistic truth, Cézanne channelled a large part of his wide-ranging intellect and ferocious wit into his letters. This translation by Alex Danchev is based on a thorough re-examination of Cézanne’s correspondence with family, friends and major figures from the literary and art worlds. Danchev’s great achievement is to allow readers in English to hear Cézanne’s voice for the first time in his own idiomatic, idiosyncratic style. And he sounds rather different from the Cézanne we thought we knew – richer, wittier, wiser, more philosophical, more irascible, above all more fully human. The letters offer fresh perspectives on his artistic vision, politics, friendships, psychology, philosophy, literary tastes and classical frame of reference. They provide an intimate insight into the preoccupations and personality of a legend.

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Weight 795 g
Dimensions 16.4 x 24.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 25 July 2019
Number of pages 392
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Alex Danchev
Dimensions 16.4 x 24.3 cm
Weight 795 g


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