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The Resource A Month in Siena

A Month in Siena

Label
A Month in Siena
Title
A Month in Siena
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Summary
FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR 'Sparkles with brilliant observations on art and architecture, friendship and loss' GuardianWhen Hisham Matar was nineteen years old he came across the Sienese School of painting for the first time. In the year in which Matar's life was shattered by the disappearance of his father the work of the great artists of Siena seemed to offer him a sense of hope. Over the years since then, Matar's feelings towards these paintings would deepen and, as he says, 'Siena began to occupy the sort of uneasy reverence the devout might feel towards Mecca or Rome or Jerusalem'.It is a dazzling evocation of an extraordinary place and its effect on the writer's life. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition.'An exquisite, deeply affecting book' Evening Standard 'Driven by desire, yearning, loss, illuminated by the kindness of strangers. A triumph' Peter Carey 'A dazzling exploration of art's impact on his life and writing, and a moving contemplation of grief' Financial Times 'Breathtaking' New Statesman
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Matar, Hisham
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Autobiography
  • Lifestyle - Travel
  • Visual Arts
Label
A Month in Siena
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Control code
BORROWBOX:PRU_730238
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241987063
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Month in Siena
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRU_730238
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780241987063
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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