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The Writer's Brush: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Writers

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"The itch to make dark marks on paper is shared by many writers and artists," begins John Updike in his essay in The Writer's Brush, and this stunning collection will amaze lovers of the literary and fine arts alike. Author Donald Friedman has gathered 400 paintings, drawings, and scultpure--many from private collections, never before published--by more than 200 of the wor ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by Mid-List Press
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Tammy Marie Jacintho
Mar 25, 2008 Tammy Marie Jacintho rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all my writer friends
This book explores writers in the visual arts. It is a breathtaking book! Donald Friedman, William Gass and John Updike study 200 famous writers and their brilliant visual works. The art of Baudelaire, Pearl S. Buck, the Bronte Sisters, Hart Crane, Winston Churchill, e.e. cummings, Ferlinghetti, Kafka, D.H Lawrence, Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath, Alexander Pushkin, George Sands, Wallace Stevens, Mark Twain, John Updike, William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, and W.B. Yeats are but a few of the ex ...more
Sherry (sethurner)
This is a large book, heavy, lavishly illustrated. In it the author gives biographies of writers who painted, drew, or sculpted, and especially discusses their thought on the connections between the written word and images created in art. This is a tremendous reference book, one I'm rationing out to about thirty pages a day. I find myself being surprised at familiar poets and novelists who also made art (Enid Bagnold, Elizabeth Bishop, William Faulkner), and delighted to discover writers whom I ...more
Alisa
A gorgeous 'directory' of legendary writers who were also, artists. A short bio of each writer is included--as well as their experiences with art and writing. Some of their artistic works are included as well. Used for my undergrad senior thesis on the relationship of literature and art for the Bronte sisters and it was quite useful not only with my formation of my thesis, but also with its citations, in leading me on to more research.
Carol
Excellent book -- loved seeing amazing authors who are also talented artists -- pen and ink drawings by Victor Hugo; Bronte sisters Charlotte & Emily watercolors and pencil drawings; and so many more. Cover art of this book by Sylvia Plath entitled Two Women Reading.
Anna Lewis
My favorite Nonfiction book!
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