By Robert V. Hotchkiss
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Translated by way of Wyatt Alexander Mason
From Library Journal
This e-book indicates how a lot the traces proceed to blur among modern fiction and nonfiction. during this assortment, Michon, winner of the Prix France tradition Award, reconstructs the lives of 5 artists: Goya, Lorraine, Watteau, della Francesca, and Van Gogh. (One can't aid ask yourself why he selected brief fiction over biography. ) Michon's prose is sensual, yet those tales are typically descriptive instead of narrative. One longs for extra motion, much less cafe speak. nonetheless, Michon has a knack for taking pictures the why of paintings: "what portray skill, is to toil like a galley slave at the sea, with that furor, with that helplessness. " Michon breathes lifestyles into Van Gogh's postman and has him sing for the artist in Arles. There's a superb scene the place della Francesca accepts a small pig in check for a wide portray of St. Martin. With this pig, the artist celebrates carnival together with his family members. instructed for giant fiction collections. ?Doris Lynch, Monroe Cty. P. L. , Bloomington, Ind.
From Kirkus Reviews
Michon bargains an excellent travel de strength of 5 items approximately paintings and artists: a frequently indescribably eloquent sleek taking on the place Vasari, say, may need left off. the existing temper is depression, albeit within the provider of the top goals. ``Trust this Sign,'' is ready the near-unknown Lorentino within the Quattrocento, who did in truth obtain from Vasari just a couple of traces in regards to the ``miracle'' of a farmer, while Lorentino's kinfolk was once ravenous, showing to provide a pig in trade for the portray of a saint. And the ensuing masterpiece? It hung in a rustic church, by no means obvious via somebody influential, was once later put sooner than a gap within the wall, and used to be diminished gradually--to airborne dirt and dust. somewhat much less attractive yet both attuned to the nuances and uncooked info of its time is Michon's research of the standard Goya's lifestyles in a fiercely class-bound Spain; and an analogous is correct of the high quality yet sincerely least formidable, ``The King of the Wood,'' within which an illiterate boy herds pigs and sheep--until Claude Lorraine adopts him as a disciple, elevating him to a princely caste. with out query, even though, one of many really nice items this is the wrenching ``. . . Io mi voglio divertir,'' in regards to the passionate lifetime of Watteau, who sought after the affection of all ladies yet died at 38 (in 1721) racked by way of consumption--watching stacks of his personal erotic work, through his personal command, being burned. such a lot breathtaking, although, is ``The lifetime of Joseph Roulin,'' the postman who knew, and was once painted by means of, Van Gogh, an easy guy who got here to appreciate that Van Gogh was once ``someone who had believed so devotedly during this concept [of artwork] that he had turn into concept himself, ascended to nearly an analogous peak, and died of it. '' Stylistically hard, yet a e-book frequently as passionate, attractive, and expert because the work it springs from. --
“Michon demonstrates the independence of voice that marks a real author. . . . His supple prose, dappled with chiaroscuro results, is utilized in hassle-free chronicles. yet his writing can at any time raise or decrease into semi-hallucinatory results that keep in mind Arthur Rimbaud’s attacks on traditional belief. ”—Roger Shattuck, the hot York evaluate of Books
(Roger Shattuck the hot York overview of Books)
"From the silence of work Pierre Michon inspires marvels. A portrait turns into an individual of such advanced intensity as to signify the mentality of an period. a colour turns into an idea. A portray turns into the painter, and phrases turn into portray. most widely, within the movement of Michon's meditations and narratives, the visionary turns into genuine, and the particular turns into visionary. those are severe moments to which such names as van Gogh or Goya are connected, names that recommend the poignancy and pathos of artwork amid the wonder and incoherence and damaging nightmare of lifestyles. Wyatt Mason’s translation is great in its power and precision. ”
About the Author
Pierre Michon is an writer of excessive acclaim in France and Europe. He used to be winner of the Prix France tradition in 1984 for his first booklet, Small Lives, and of the 1996 Prix de l. a. Ville de Paris for his physique of labor. He lives in France. Wyatt Mason, a contributing author for the hot York instances journal and a contributing editor at Harper's, has translated writing by way of Pierre Michon, Eric Chevillard, Michel de Montaigne, and Arthur Rimbaud. He teaches at Bard collage.
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A Pseudo-Epiphanius Testimony Book (Early Christian literature series) by Robert V. Hotchkiss