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The agony and the Ecstasy

Just a few words to let you all know that I have just finished reading Irving Stone's "The Agony and the Ecstasy" which is the story of Michaelangelo's life.  It is a wonderful book.  I loved it from the first page to the last.  Not really easy reading because it is often quite dense with information - I cannot even image how Irving Stone managed to do all of the research needed to write such a book.  It took him years.  I would have thought centuries!  ...  The author seemed to understand many things about how an artist's mind works. It felt authentic all the way through.  He has also written a biography on Vincent Van Gogh so I think I will read it as well. 


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