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 fle... more »d 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 tumultuous novel is his story. From it, MGM has now made an extraordinary film in color starring Kirk Douglas.
Originally published in 1934, this movie tie-in reprint includes a scene from the movie as the cover picture and a quote from Kirk Douglas with a facsimile of his signature.« less