"My Own Portrait in Writing": Self-Fashioning in the Letters by Patrick Grant

By Patrick Grant

In Grant’s past ebook, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh. A serious examine (AU Press, 2014), he a practical-critical research of the letters that handled key styles of metaphors and ideas. This quantity is a supplement to the 1st booklet and gives a good, theory-based studying of the letters that brings them extra totally and effectively into the area of contemporary literary experiences. each one bankruptcy addresses a few major element of Van Gogh’s writing together with a “reading” of the letter-sketches and their narrative dimensions, a deconstruction of the binaries utilized in Van Gogh’s writing and portray, observations of Van Gogh’s personal figuring out of the permeable boundary among phrases and visible paintings, and a dialogue of the set of polarities obvious in Van Gogh’s discussions of mind's eye, myth, trust, and self-surrender. hence, as an entire and in every one of its components, this ebook bargains a brand new, well timed, and theoretically-informed interpretation of Van Gogh’s literary achievement.

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