A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty❴Download❵ ➽ A Thing of Beauty Author A.J. Cronin – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The story of Stephen Desmonde, an English painter who struggles for recognition in a conventional world, sacrificing everything for his passion for art The title is a reference to John Keats poem, En The story of Stephen Desmonde, an English painter who struggles for recognition in a conventional world, sacrificing everything for his passion for art The title is a reference to John Keatspoem, Endymion, which begins A Thing of Beauty is a joy for ever. 3.5 ENGLISH The style of this novel reminds me of The citadel by the same author The second part of the plot, however, reminds Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham The protagonist Stephen is trying to become a painter the same as Philip, the main character in Maugham s novel , and gets trapped by a woman who fascinates him, but is unworthy of his interest and mistreats him awfully, Emmy in this novel, Mildred in Maugham s Both men know that they should leave her, they actually desp 3.5 ENGLISH The style of this novel reminds me of The citadel by the same author The second part of the plot, however, reminds Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham The protagonist Stephen is trying to become a painter the same as Philip, the main character in Maugham s novel , and gets trapped by a woman who fascinates him, but is unworthy of his interest and mistreats him awfully, Emmy in this novel, Mildred in Maugham s Both men know that they should leave her, they actually despise her, but are unable to follow their reason.From the third part, this novel diverges from Maugham s While Philip abandons painting and becomes a doctor, Stephen becomes a slightly successful artist, awarded with the Prix de Luxembourg and with a few of his paintings in other museums.The fourth part is an illustration of the words of Jesus No prophet is accepted in his own country Lk 4 24 Stephen s art is not accepted in his hometown, a backwards area of England, dominated by the residues of Victorianism However, at the risk of being considered backwards, I must allow that the assertion a great work of art cannot be obscene, implicit in the novel, is at least debatable.The fifth part provides a poignant summary and closure of Stephen s life, almost exclusively dedicated to art at whatever the cost.ESPA OL El estilo de esta novela me recuerda La ciudadela , del mismo autor La segunda parte de la trama, sin embargo, me recuerda Servidumbre Humana de Somerset Maugham El protagonista Stephen est tratando de convertirse en pintor al igual que Philip, el personaje principal de la novela de Maugham , y es atrapado por una mujer que lo fascina, pero no es digna de su inter s y lo trata terriblemente mal Emmy en esto novela, Mildred en la de Maugham Ambos hombres saben que deber an dejarla, en el fondo la desprecian, pero son incapaces de actuar racionalmente.A partir de la tercera parte, esta novela se aparta de la de Maugham Mientras Philip abandona la pintura y se convierte en m dico, Stephen llega a ser un artista con alg n xito tras recibir el Premio del museo de Luxemburgo y ver unos pocos de sus cuadros adquiridos por otros museos.La cuarta parte ilustra las palabras de Jes s Nadie es profeta en su tierra Lc 4 24 El arte de Stephen es rechazado en su ciudad natal, una zona atrasada de Inglaterra, dominada por residuos de moral victoriana Sin embargo, a riesgo de que me llamen atrasado, debo reconocer que la afirmaci n una obra maestra de arte no puede ser obscena, impl cita en la novela, es al menos discutible.La quinta parte proporciona un resumen final conmovedor de la vida de Stephen, dedicada casi exclusivamente al arte a cualquier precio I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, which drew me in from the start Everything was good writing, characters, story. What a beautifully expressed book about the life long trials of an early 20th century artist who bucks his family expectations at every turn for his calling Stephen Desmonde unapologetically refuses to become the vicar his father wishes, and sacrifices all creature comforts to keep on painting His story is painfully beautiful I felt that the author understood the intensity of the true artistic calling This is my first Cronin book It was stunning, and I loved it Several others are now on my What a beautifully expressed book about the life long trials of an early 20th century artist who bucks his family expectations at every turn for his calling Stephen Desmonde unapologetically refuses to become the vicar his father wishes, and sacrifices all creature comforts to keep on painting His story is painfully beautiful I felt that the author understood the intensity of the true artistic calling This is my first Cronin book It was stunning, and I loved it Several others are now on my tbr shelf The story of a young man who, bucking tradition and security sets off on a very unpopular path as an artist We follow his struggles, insecurities and growth as a human being and final posthumous recognition Loved it. Il tema trattato quello dell arte come ragione di vita,come spinta incontrollabile e incontrastabile che segna il destino dell artista ,portandolo a compiere scelte tormentate,non volte a soddisfare le sue esigenze umane ma piuttosto le sue esigenze artistiche la storia di un giovane che abbandoner tutto,andr contro le convenzioni sociali,e sopporter grandi disagi, fisici ed economici,pur di non tradire la propria aspirazione artistica e il proprio modo di veder l arte.Il romanzo ambien Il tema trattato quello dell arte come ragione di vita,come spinta incontrollabile e incontrastabile che segna il destino dell artista ,portandolo a compiere scelte tormentate,non volte a soddisfare le sue esigenze umane ma piuttosto le sue esigenze artistiche la storia di un giovane che abbandoner tutto,andr contro le convenzioni sociali,e sopporter grandi disagi, fisici ed economici,pur di non tradire la propria aspirazione artistica e il proprio modo di veder l arte.Il romanzo ambientato fra la fine dell 800 e la prima met del 900,e ci porta quindi nel mezzo di grandi cambiamenti epocali la fine del vecchio mondo e dei suoi valori,e l inizio di una nuova epoca dove le nuove tendenze artistiche e la prima guerra mondiale irrompono violentemente,portando con s ,contemporaneamente,rinnovamento e distruzione.Nonostante il romanzo sia datato e possa apparirci un poco distante e ingenuo nello stile della scrittura e nella rappresentazione dei personaggi ,credo che i temi in esso affrontati non abbiano et e possano essere benissimo trasportati anche in questa nostra epoca moderna,dove,nonostante si goda in apparenza di ogni tipo di libert spirituale e morale,ugualmente si costretti a lottare duramente per mantere la propria individualit e non essere completamente inghiottiti dalla massificazione che livella ogni cosa I simply love Cronin s writing style It s amazing how he can pull me into the story So, the story is about Stephen Desmonde, a young Oxford s graduate He was about to follow in his father s footsteps and become a vicar, but he decides to follow his passion art With rebelling againts his father, he was also denied any finacial help So Stephen stuggled a lot, but he was happy.The thing I like most about this story is the fact that Stephen followed his dream and never gave up He was a kind I simply love Cronin s writing style It s amazing how he can pull me into the story So, the story is about Stephen Desmonde, a young Oxford s graduate He was about to follow in his father s footsteps and become a vicar, but he decides to follow his passion art With rebelling againts his father, he was also denied any finacial help So Stephen stuggled a lot, but he was happy.The thing I like most about this story is the fact that Stephen followed his dream and never gave up He was a kind man, at the beginning also exploited quite frequently, but he learned how to deal with the world of the 20th century He grew up in all aspects, became confident, figured what was truly important in life and survived Even though the art experts of his time criticised him to no end, he became very famous after his death like so many artists before him This is an old book 1955 but I liked the author and reread it It was kind of hard to get into with the French names but got progressively better. I enjoyed this book very much It was refreshing to be cast back into the early years of the 20th Century The book is very well written and for most of the time it was a pleasure to be absorbed by the authenticity of the characters, locations and the age, however the hardships and deprivation seemed just a little bit extreme A page turner close to the quality of Cronin s The Keys of the Kingdom. 5.0 Awesome