Cultural Depictions of Vincent Van Gogh - Literature

Literature

  • Letters to Theo, a selection of Vincent's letters to his brother Theo in various sized volumes, became available in several languages during the 1950s, and became popular reading.
  • The artist's life forms the basis for Irving Stone's biographical novel Lust for Life.
  • "Starry Night," a poem written by Tupac Shakur, is a dedication to Van Gogh and his work.
  • Antonin Artaud wrote a study Van Gogh le suicidé de la société (Van Gogh, The Man Suicided by Society) in 1947, after visiting an exhibition of the painter's works.
  • Paul Celan mentions Van Gogh's ear in his poem Mächte, Gewalten (Powers, Dominions).
  • Woody Allen wrote a parody of Vincent's letters to his brother Theo. The short story If the Impressionists Had Been Dentists is included in Allen's book Without Feathers.
  • Paul Gauguin writes about van Gogh in his book Avant et après (Before and After) (1903).
  • Theun de Vries wrote a novel Vincent in Den Haag (Vincent in The Hague) which takes place between 1881 and 1883.
  • Ivan Diviš wrote a poem Goghova milá (Gogh's Lover), published in his book Rozpleť si vlasy (Unplait Your Hair, 1961).

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