Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh

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Irving Stone has edited the letters of Vincent van Gogh in such a way as to retain every line of beauty, significance, and importance.

Each night, when the hours of painting and drawing were over, Vincent van Gogh put pen to paper and poured out his heart through letters to his beloved brother Theo, his confidant and companion. No thought was too small, no element of his craft too insignificant, no happening too trivial. It was all scrupulously recorded and shared. In these letters, Van Gogh reveals himself as artist and man. Even more than if he had purposely intended to tell his life story, Van Gogh's letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyday concerns and his views of the world of art. Irving Stone has edited the letters of Vincent in such a way as to retain every line of beauty, significance, and importance. ''It is my humble opinion that Vincent was as great a writer and philosopher,'' Stone says, ''as he was a painter.''

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IRVING STONE (1903-1989) took his place as the world-acknowledged master of the biographical novel with the publication of Lust for Life. Tremendous subsequent successes such as The Agony and the Ecstasy, Passions of the Mind, The Origin, to name but a few, have achieved the rare combination of bestselling popularity and high critical success.

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Text: English (translation)

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