Van Rijn

Van Rijn

  • Electronic book text
By (author) 

List price: US$10.56

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Pan MacMillan
  • London, 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 more