Books by Matthew Spender

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A pointed family memoir from a writer keenly attuned to and reverent of genius."
A frank memoir of Spender's problematic poet father and his emotionally remote pianist mother. Read full book review >
FROM A HIGH PLACE by Matthew Spender
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 1999

"Approaching the enigma of the man, Spender (Within Tuscany: Reflections on Time and Place, 1992) looks for literal meaning beneath the artist's metaphors; although he does a thoroughly credible job, Gorky remains elusive and mystifying. (90 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A thoughtful, emotionally engaged biography of one of the most talented—and secretive—abstract painters of the 1940s. Read full book review >
WITHIN TUSCANY by Matthew Spender
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

An expatriate British sculptor's eccentric view of his adopted home of Siena, Italy. Read full book review >