Anhelo de Vivir La Vida de Vincent Van Gogh by Irving Stone, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Anhelo de vivir: la vida de Vincent Van Gogh. Front Cover. Irving Stone. Altaya, – pages Bibliographic information. QR code for Anhelo de vivir. Anhelo de vivir: La vida de Vincent Van Gogh / Longing to Live: The Life of Vincent Van Gogh. Front Cover. Irving Stone. Editorial Planeta.

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He attacked work, no matter the type of work, in his efforts to improve himself. To ask other readers questions about Anhelo de vivirplease sign up. Also, the writing felt overwrought and heavy-handed.

Stone uses the correspondence letters of Vincent and his brother Theo as his core source material. This page was stne edited on 23 Auguststne It’s full of information about Vincent’s struggle year after year, it was tiring after a bit to hear over and over how he wasn’t ready to sell any paintings yet. If my memory serves, it was more novel than biography; however, the use of letters gives some basis in factif not interpreted too broadly.

It was more an obsession with whatever he did.

Anhelo de vivir

Published by Ediciones Altaya first published I’d suggest reading a compilation of Van Gogh’s letter’s anheoo Theo and others. Rembrandt had to paint. Took me this long to finally read it. It makes for a very long book when you start hating Van Gogh by the end of the Prologue!

The men in it were all powerful personalities, fierce egoists, and vibrant iconoclasts. To sum up, it was a good read which became a bit dull in the middle but had some strong scenes that made me smile Van Gogh first time in Paris, first good review and overall I feel that the book has reached ita purpose and let me for a second take look who was this tormented master.


The movie by the same name is even more ridiculous than the book, but enjoyable for it’s kitsch appeal. Return to Book Page. A fictional Historical Biography which had me hooked. The writing did take away from the overall quality of the book, I’ve never read any Irving Stone before so I can’t really compare this to his other works.

Anhelo de Vivir La Vida de Vincent Van Gogh

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. After becoming an adult, working temporarily as an art dealer it was a family businessthen trying to become an evangelist which was also a family business without success, he turned to creating art. Srone example, he spent many years living in Italy while working on The Agony and the Stonr. I haven’t read any of Stone’s other novels so don’t know if he always writes this way or if he adopted this style as one that suited Van Gogh’s life.

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I wish the last part, about Vincent’s stay in Auvers, were longer and more detailed for example showing Vincent’s relationships with other people than Gachetbecause it looks like Stone wanted to finish the book as soon as possible and the result is that I couldn’t believe in the final breakdown of Van Gogh.

Each place taught him something new that improved his artwork. The room fairly burst from excitement. Retrieved 25 June The book is separated into nine smaller ‘books’, titled based on the places he lived: I’m not sure, Irving Stone has a note in the back that states most of it is true while other times he used creative license. T Although this is a biography, it’s usually found under “fiction” in bookstores and libraries. There is a lot of French language in it also which can be challenging.


Open Preview See a Problem? Whether he painted well or badly didn’t matter; painting was the stuff that held him together as a man.

Anhelo de vivir by Irving Stone (3 star ratings)

Its difficult for me to believe that Van Gogh was as innocent as he comes across to the reader of this book. But not another artist. The correlation between good artists and hypersensitive natures was painted in bold strokes. Stone enjoyed a long marriage to his wife and editor on many of his works, Jean Stone.

Vincent van Gogh is considered one of the fathers of modern art. Readin’Guy rated it it was ok May 18, The row of oleander bushes irvving the back yard of the yellow house went raving mad, flowering so riotously that they might well have developed locomotor ataxia.

He stressed me out. Retrieved 7 October What was their great offense that made them outcasts and pariahs?

Lists with This Book. I enjoyed the part when Vincent was anhrlo the coal miners. He seemed self-destructive and bi-polar. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Su vida y su obra corren paralelas. Constantly seco Little bit of difficulty getting through the book because of some pacing issues. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sometimes the dialogues were off, just poorly written. Whenever there was a girl in his life, I went from feeling sympathetic to hating him.