Letters to Gwen John

Letters to Gwen John

Paperback (04 Apr 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

A unique combination of memoir and artistic biography, interspersed with original artworks, from the acclaimed artist and author of SELF-PORTRAIT.

We are both painters. We can connect to each other through images, in our own unvoiced language. But I will try and reach you with words. Through talking to you I may come alive and begin to speak.

Celia Paul has felt a lifelong connection to the artist Gwen John. There are extraordinary parallels in their lives and work. Both have always made art on their own terms. Both were involved with older male artists. Both worked hard to keep themselves and the sacred flame of their creativity from being extinguished by others.

Letters to Gwen John is Paul's imagined correspondence with this groundbreaking painter. These intimate, passionate, haunting letters offer a unique form of memoir and conversation, and an unforgettable insight into a life devoted to making art.

'Beautiful, tender, and riveting. I have taken this book into my heart'
CLAIRE-LOUISE BENNETT

'A beguiling, singular work of art - a portrait of two lives, entwined through time and space'
DAILY TELEGRAPH

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529919974
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 759.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 566g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 28mm