Friedman, Donald. THE WRITER'S BRUSH; PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, ADN SCULPTURE BY WRITERS. With essays by William H. Gass and John Updike. Minneapolis: Mid-List Press, c2007. first printing. 457pp., bibliography, color, black and white illustrations. Rectangular 4to. As new looks unread hardcover in fine d/j. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "The itch to make dark marks on paper is shared by many writers and artists," begins John Updike in his essay in The Writer's Brush, and this stunning collection will amaze lovers of the literary and fine arts alike. Author Donald Friedman has gathered 400 paintings, drawings, and scultpure--many from private collections, never before published--by more than 200 of the world's most famous writers, including 13 Nobel laureates.
The result is astounding. Whether viewing the beautiful landscapes that Hermann Hesse credited with saving his life, the manuscript sketches that Fyodor Dostoevsky made of his characters, or the can-can dancers secretly drawn by Joseph Conrad, readers of The Writer's Brush will gain new insights into the lives and minds of their favorite writers and the nature of the creative process itself.
Accompanying the artwork are fascinating biographies that provide little-known details of the writers' lives in the visual arts and offer the writers' own observations on their art and the relationships they saw between word and image. While written for a broad audience, The Writer's Brush is also an essential reference work, with alphabetical and chronological listings of its subjects and an extensive bibliography.
As Friedman notes in his introduction, for many of the writers anthologized here, a coin toss could have determined whether to spend the day standing in a smock or seated with a pen. The Writer's Brush brings together for the first time--in one unique, affordable volume--both worlds of these writers in the definitive work of the writer-artist.
About the Author: DONALD FRIEDMAN had a successful career as a lawyer before publishing his award-winning first novel, The Hand Before the Eye (Mid-List Press 2000). A lifetime's work, The Writer's Brush represents decades of research by Friedman and includes excerpts from his previously unpublished interviews with such notable writer-artists as Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Wolfe, John Berger, Donald Justice, Lawrence Ferlingetti, and many others. Friedman currently lives in New York City.
Title: THE WRITER'S BRUSH; PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, AND...
Publisher: Mid-List Press
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Mid-List Press. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0922811768I5N01
Book Description Condition: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Clean text, sound binding. First non-text page removed by library. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Seller Inventory # M09_6466_HX_06/17
Book Description Mid-List Press. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2938132953
Book Description Mid-List Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # mon0000682963
Book Description Mid-List Press, Minneapolis, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Qto., 480 pages, colour illustrated. A Very Good clean copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 088257
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Book Description Mid-List Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0922811768
Book Description Mid-List Press, Minneapolis, 2007. Cloth. Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus. By Donald Friedman with essays by William H.Gass and John Updike. Hardcover cloth edition:alk. paper. Authors as artists; authors, biography. 457 pages. Over 400 reproductions of paintings, drawings, and sculpture by more than 200 of the world's most famous writers. A couple of marks to the bottom edges and ownership decorative initial "P" stamped on front endpaper. Published at £25. It is very stoutly bound and weighty and postage/shipping will need adjustment. Seller Inventory # 011306
Book Description Mid-List Publishing, Minneapolis, 2007. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 260 x 290mm. pp. 457. English text. A highly interesting and innovative study of paintings, drawings and sculpture produced by figures primarily known for writing. Includes work by Victor Hugo, George Sand, Emily Bronte, Wilkie Collins, Lewis Carroll, Kate Greenaway, Joseph Conrad, Marcel Proust, G.K.Chesterton, Franz Kafka, Wyndham Lewis, Beatrix Potter and others. Lavish colour and black and white illustrations throughout. Bound in original light blue boards with dark blue cloth spine. Housed in white pictorial dus jacket. Boards and pages how a few light marks and some rubbing to edges, but generally clean and tight. Not price-clipped. No ownership inscription. very heavy at 2.6kg. Will require extra postage. Seller Inventory # 014381
Book Description Mid-List Press, Minneapolis, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st. 457 pp., color plates. Spine cocked, corners of boards lightly bumped, a couple of tiny spots to top edge, small stain to bottom edge. Jacket edgeworn, sticker residue at rear. Size: Oblong 4to. Seller Inventory # 279040