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This collection of essays and literature begins with a focus on the life and work of the 19th-century French painters Gericault, Ingres and Delacroix. By examining their achievements and differences, stylistically, psychologically and in terms of their philosophical approaches, the author brings herself to an analysis of the complex clashes between the Romantic and the Cla ...more
Published September 1st 1999 by Harvill Press
(first published 1998)
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Anita Brookner published her first novel, A Start In Life in 1981. Her most notable novel, her fourth, Hotel du Lac won the Man Booker Prize in 1984. Her novel, The Next Big Thing was longlisted (alongside John Banville's, Shroud) in 2002 for the Man Booker Prize. She has published over 25 works of fiction, notably: Strangers (2009) shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Fraud (1992) ...more