A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar
A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar
A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar
A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar
A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar

A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar

Product code: 9780241409503
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Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Viking (17 Oct. 2019)
ISBN: 9780241409503

When 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'.

A Month in Siena is the encounter, twenty-five years later, between the writer and the city he had worshipped from afar. 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.

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Product Code 9780241409503
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