The lyrically told story of one of the world's greatest artists finding his true callingThough Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of all time, we know very little about a ten-month period in the painter's youth when he and his brother, Theo, broke off all contact. In The Season of Migration, Nellie Hermann conjures this period in a profoundly imaginative, original, and heartbreak...
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 6, 2015)
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
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I loved this book.The Season of Migration tells of a short, relatively unknown period in the life of Vincent Van Gogh. Vincent is in his mid-20s and anxious to discover his calling. Humbled by the beauty of the world around him, he is determined to s...
of Van Gogh's early years, before he became the artist we know today.In December 1878, Vincent van Gogh arrives in the coal-mining village of Petit Wasmes in the Borinage region of Belgium, a blasted and hopeless landscape of hovels and slag heaps and mining machinery. Not yet the artist he is destined to become, Vincent arrives as an ersatz preacher, barely sanctioned by church authorities but ordained in his own mind and heart by a desperate and mistaken spiritual vocation. But what Vincent experiences in the Borinage will change him. Coming to preach a useless gospel he thought he knew and believed, he learns about love, suffering, and beauty, ultimately coming to see the world anew and finding the divine not in religion but in our fallen human world.In startlingly beautiful and powerful language, Hermann transforms our understanding of Van Gogh and the redemptive power of art.