• A Month in Siena
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  • A Month in Siena
  • A Month in Siena

A Month in Siena

Travel & Maps, Travel Writing, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/08/2020
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A Month in Siena
A Beautiful Amuse Bouche
This is a beautiful little book. Matar retreats to Siena for a month. Between novels and having just found out that his father died, he needs somewhere to ... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley


From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Man Booker-shortlisted author

Matar was nineteen years old when his father was kidnapped. In the year following he found himself turning to art, particularly the great paintings of the Sienese School. They became a refuge and a way to think about the world outside the urgencies of the present.

A quarter of a century later, having found no trace of his father, Matar finally visits the birthplace of those paintings. A Month in Siena is the encounter between the writer and the city. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of love, grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241987056
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 219g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 11 mm

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A Month in Siena
Art as a doorway into oneself
Authors write for themselves - albeit, one hopes, with a readership also in mind. Indeed, there is an oft-quoted saying that one writes in order to discove... READ MORE
Robert of Canterbury