A. S. Byatt The Matisse Stories

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The Matisse Stories

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These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Beautifully written, intensely observed, The Matisse Stories is fiction of spellbinding authority.

"Full of delight and humor...The Matisse Stories is studded with brilliantly apt images and a fine sense for subtleties of conversation and emotion."--San Francisco Chronicle

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A.S. Byatt is the author of the novels Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), The Game, and the sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, and four collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Educated at Cambridge, she was a senior lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. A distinguished critic as well as a novelist, she lives in London.

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May, who has a sprightly style and a bright, clipped manner, brings just the right amount of emotion to three subtle and witty stories. A British reader who never overpowers the author's voice, she projects Byatt's irony, humor and rage without spoon-feeding it to us. May easily changes tone for each story as Byatt reveals human nature by slowly chipping away the emotional layers bundling each protagonist. The combination of May's animated style and Byatt's vivid workmanship results in a seamless and engrossing audio production. R.O.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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