The Matisse Stories
Publish date: March 28th 1995
Publisher: Random House Inc (T)
Pages no: 134
Edition language: English
Another wonderful short-story collection from Byatt. As always, her descriptions of everyday life and items are exceptional. Having just visited a Matisse exhibition a couple of months ago, learning more about his paintings and his temperament was very interesting. I had no idea Matisse was consider...
The Dance Hermitage St Petersburg-------------Unabridged and read by Nadia May.1. Medusa's Ankles,2. Art Work, & 3. The Chinese Lobster,Blurb - Use bright splashes of verbal colour, in exotic and elegant combination, to paint word pictures similar to the oil paintings of Henri Matisse. Each incorpor...
I assigned this book to a reading class. The class was all from the inner city, and they all enjoyed the stories so much so that even the quiet ones discussed them in class. It speaks heavily for Byatt's writing style that her work can connect with students who have such a different background tha...
Good, varied, intriguing, subtle. Each vaguely inspired by a Matisse painting. Probably worth 3.5*.