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The Death of Francis Bacon

Max Porter

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

864 in stock

£5.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571370702
Date Published
06.01.2022
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Summary

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

‘A little masterpiece.’ Irish Times

‘Luminous.’ Observer

‘One of our most exciting writers.’ The Spectator

Madrid. Unfinished. Man dying.

A great painter lies on his deathbed. In seven extraordinary written pictures, untethered from reality, Max Porter translates the explosive final workings of the artist’s mind.

Critic Reviews

A writer of boundless energy and playfulness.

Max Liu, i newspaper
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A feat of empathy, imagination and literary brio.

Irish Independent
Critic Reviews

Very much a living thing . . . He is the supreme word alchemist.

Sunday Independent
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A very moving depiction of a mind in dissolution at the very edge of death.

Scotland on Sunday
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A mirror of Bacon’s paintings: tragic, cruelly funny, shallow, repetitive, wild, controlled, grotesque.

Daily Telegraph
Critic Reviews

It is the very embodiment of the underfoot, pulpy mash on the floor of the chaos of his studio . . . Exhilarating.

The Tablet
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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…

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