The author of Lust For Life has made careful selections from the three volumes of Van Gogh's letters to his brother what...

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DEAR THEO: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh

The author of Lust For Life has made careful selections from the three volumes of Van Gogh's letters to his brother what reads almost like a connected narrative. The letters open prior to the period during which he was preparing for his mission work among the miners, and carries through to the closing in of insanity. The letters reveal the man, his hopes and fears, his aspirations and his realization of his own shortcomings, his passions and his tenderness, his commentaries on art and his contemporaries, his courage and his perseverance. One wonders how much Van Gogh the public can absorb, but in reading these letters the pictures shown in the exhibit that has travelled the country over come vividly to mind, and one feels that this volume at any rate is needed.

Pub Date: April 27, 1937

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Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1937