The Matisse Stories Paperback
by A. S. Byatt
This brilliant collection has been called "a masterpiece" by the Sunday Telegraph.
Each of the three stories is touched in a different way by the paintings of Henri Matisse.
Their subjects' lives unravel from simple beginnings -- a trip to the hair dresser, a cleaning woman's passion for knitting, lunch in a Chinese restaurant but gradually the veneer of ordinariness is peeled back to expose pain, reveal desire, or express the intensity of joy in color and creation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/11/1994
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099472711
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Review by wandering_star
Excellent - vivid and thought-provoking. Looking forward to reading this again.
Review by bodachliath
This is not Byatt's most substantial work, but this is a deliciously witty and erudite set of three stories inspired by Matisse's painting.