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A Month in Siena

A Month in Siena

by Hisham Matar

Hardback Publication Date: 05/11/2019

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A moving reflection on the intersection of life and art, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Return.

Shortly after completing his searing work of non-fiction, The Return, Hisham Matar set off for Siena, a city he had never visited before. His plan was to see the paintings of the Sienese school, to immerse himself in the work of artists he admired perhaps above all others.

This month in Siena would be an extraordinary period in the life of this writer: an immersion in art, a consideration of grief and violence, an intimate encounter with the city and its inhabitants. Hisham Matar's short book is the story of how art can console and disturb in equal measure. It is a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition.

ISBN:
9780241409503
9780241409503
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
05-11-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
205x137x20mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood first in Tripoli and then in Cairo. He is the author of two novels, In the Country of Men and Anatomy of a Disappearance and a work of non-fiction, The Return. In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Guardian First Book Award and the National Critics Book Circle Award in the US and won six international literary awards. The Return won a Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and the Folio Prize and was shortlisted for several other awards around the world including the Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction. Hisham Matar lives in London.

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