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I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, which drew me in from the start Everything was good writing, characters, story. 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 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. [ READ E-PUB ] ☪ A Thing of Beauty ♰ 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 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