Lust for Life Author:Irving Stone Aflame with genius and desire, Vincent Van Gogh wished, like other men, to be loved, to be famous, to find contentment in a full life. But his genius--his demon--interfered. It drove him into a life of incredible violence. — Poverty, debauchery, utter degradation--he came to know all these with a terrible intimacy. People called him a madman and ... more »fled from him, never perceiving his agonized loneliness. He searched frantically for a wife, but only prostitutes would have him.
Not even in his painting did he find peace--for he painted in a desperate frenzy. His pictures were laughed at. Today they are prized as the work of an incomparably great artist. This novel is his story. (from PBS book description)« less