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Van Gogh's Bad Cafe: A Love Story: Frederic Tuten

Van Gogh's Bad Cafe: A Love Story

Frederic Tuten

Published by William Morrow & Company, 1997
ISBN 10: 0688151345 / ISBN 13: 9780688151348
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Title: Van Gogh's Bad Cafe: A Love Story

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Eric Frischl

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


Cover and book artwork by Eric Fischl, expressly for this book. Jacket designed by Chip Kidd. Several tiny white fleck spots on cover, otherwise pristine, as new. Bookseller Inventory # 000045

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Synopsis: Vincent van Gogh created his life's work out of a vortex of passion and delirium so intense his paintings seem to burst off the canvas. Now Frederic Tuten, the highly acclaimed author of Tintin in the New World, has imagined the personification of van Gogh's fervor and madness: Ursula, one of the most beguiling creations in recent literature. A morphine-addicted, nineteen-year-old photographer, Ursula is van Gogh's lover and tormentor. But she is lost to him, and he to her, when she steps through a crack in the wall of the Bad Cafe and finds herself in a strange world-New York City at the end of the twentieth century.

Review: This tender novel is author Frederic Tuten's imagining of Vincent van Gogh's last months, encompassing in its beautiful passages a possible motive for the artist's legendary suicide. A true ode to van Gogh, to love, and to art, this book is essential reading for anyone who has ever been fascinated by the life and work of van Gogh. Relying as much upon historical and biographical information about the artist as it does upon the author's own imagination, this is an exploration of the mysterious territory where art and life intersect, impact, and collide with one another. As vibrant and passionate as the art of its subject, reading this book is an experience akin to viewing one of van Gogh's paintings.

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