Faber Members get 10% off their first order

The Death of Francis Bacon (Hardback)

Max Porter

A bold and brilliant short work by the author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny.

24 in stock

£6.99
Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571366514
Date Published
07.01.2021
Delivery
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.
Summary

A bold and brilliant short work by the author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny.

Madrid.

Unfinished.

Man Dying.

A great painter lies on his deathbed.

Max Porter translates into seven extraordinary written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist’s mind.

Critic Reviews

Brilliant notes towards a very private communion with the painter.

Tim Adams, Observer
Critic Reviews

Porter is one of our most exciting writers. He dares to experiment and that means both the flare of mercury and the burnt crucible. Some sections enthral, others alienate. Like its subject, The Death of Francis Bacon is tricky, wicked and wonderfully weird.

Laura Freeman, Spectator
Critic Reviews

A writer of boundless energy and playfulness.

Max Liu, i paper
Critic Reviews

A feat of empathy, imagination and literary brio. Expansive and succinct, wild and controlled.

Joanne Hayden, Irish Independent
Critic Reviews

A luminous novelette ... that seeks to elide the boundary between literature and visual art.

Alex Preston, Observer
Critic Reviews

Porter's third book is very much a living thing, a thing that requires more than one reading ... He is the supreme word alchemist.

Anne Cunningham, Sunday Independent, Ireland
MaxPorter

Max Porter is the author of The Death of Francis Bacon, praised as ‘a miniature masterpiece’, and ‘a feat of empathy, imagination and literary brio’. His Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Lanny was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize and the 2019 Wainwright Prize, shortlisted for the 2019 Gordon Burn Prize and shortlisted for both Waterstones and Foyles Book of…

Read More
MaxPorter
Max-Porter.jpg