Van Rijn

Van Rijn

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Amsterdam, 1667. Pieter Blaeu, a young publisher, meets the aged, destitute painter Rembrandt van Rijn, and is powerfully drawn into his orbit. Together with a poet named Clara he begins a pursuit of the elusive man's confidence, in a quest that is at once a love affair and a layered, luminous portrait of a most mysterious artist and his world. `Here are the sights, smells, sounds and colours of the Dutch golden age alchemised into fictional gold . . . The marriage of art, history and fiction has rarely been so alive. A cause for celebration' The Times `It is no mean feat for a young writer to pitch herself against the great master and attempt to achieve in prose the explorations of identity that Rembrandt achieved in paint . . . Van Rijn returns us to [the paintings] with a renewed sense of wonder' TLS 'An enticing journey into the past, well observed and researched, and providing a tour of the alternative artistic life of the seventeenth century' Sunday Timesshow more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • United Kingdom
  • 0330542176
  • 9780330542173

About Sarah Emily Miano

Sarah Emily Miano was born in Buffalo, NY, in 1974. Former chef, tour guide and private eye, she is completing a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia, where she also received an MA. She is the author of Encyclopaedia of Snow. As a work-in-progress, Van Rijn earned her an Arts Council Writers' Award in 2004. She lives in London.show more