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ISBN: 1400044448Издательство: Knopf
Год издания: 2006
Robert Hughes has trained his critical eye on many majorA subjects: from FranciscoA de Goya y Lucientes ( Goya ) to the city of Barcelona ( Barcelona ) to the history of his native Australia ( The Fatal Shore ) to modern American mores and values ( The Culture of Complaint ). Now he turns that eye on perhaps his most fascinating subject: himself and the world that formed him. Things I Didn’t Know is a memoir unlike any other because Hughes is a writer unlike any other. He analyzes his experiences the way he might examine a Van Gogh or a Picasso: he describes the surface so we can picture the end result, then he peels away the layers and scratches underneath that surface so we can understand all the beauty and tragedy and passion and history that lie below. So when Hughes describes his relationship with his stern and distant father, an Australian Air Force hero of the First World War, we’re not simply simply told of typical...