Matisse Stories,The, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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.


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Excellent - vivid and thought-provoking. Looking forward to reading this again.

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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.

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