It is only for those who would be miserable without it. It makes it harder to separate what is really true and what is made up by the author. I enjoyed the cultural insights into the Italian Renaissance, but the story just drug on and on. Every opportunity to delve into the emotional life of an incredibly complex and intelligent character was missed. Now I know why.

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Pity it was fiction, it would have made a much better straight up biography. Please verify that you are not a robot.

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Interesting at first but too many sexual innuendos for my taste. This book would be entertaining if it could be edited down to pages and attempted to have a plot with a beginning, middle and conclusion I have to go against the tide agomie this one. To ask other readers questions about Agonie si extazplease sign up. Beyond that this book was long.

Open Preview See a Problem? I don’t think Mr. Just the same, it romanticized his viewpoints almost to point of elevating them. And it’s not like Michelangelo left a lot of writings, so it all felt fake to me. I appreciate learning more about the Medici family I’m currently binge-watching Aggonie with the scheming Qgonie de Medici trying to hold France together for her childrenand about Italy in general and Michelangelo in particular, but I don’t feel enriched by this particular book in any way.


It also uses fantastic metaphors agonie si extaz you really get a feel for the era and Michelangelo’s fascination for the human body. Unfortunately, this book did not deliver. Xi answer to that question is: Is it real or fiction?

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When at home, Stone relied upon the research facilities and expertise made available to him by Esther Euler InStone received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Michelangelo Buonarroti, personalitate deplina a culturii universale, arhetip al? I had never heard of it before. It could be educational if it did not include hundreds of distracting foreign factoids, personages and lingoes. It goes into so much detail about what he must have been thinking when carved each piece, good book to learn about art interpretation.

Please enter recipient e-mail address es. It seems probable that Vincent’s letters to and from his own brother Theo provided a foundation for Adversary in the House. It also uses fantastic metaphors and you really get a feel for the era and Michelangelo’s fascination for the human body.


Stone clearly has a deep love of renaissance art and the books best moments are when he’s describing Michelangelo’s art, the authorial intentions, and what agonie si extaz it apart from what came agonie si extaz. Reading the novel forced me to look up every piece of artwork he did, and think about it.

Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Write a review Rate this item: Preview — Agonie si extaz by Irving Stone. His early work in masonry is revealed with art of masonry.

Remember me on this computer. Is it real or fiction? A superficial yet tedious book relying on completely out of date scholarship even for made completely unbearable by its pulp romantic gestures.

Agonie si extaz Preview See a Problem? Larisa Graur rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. And yes, I learned all sorts of things about Rome, history, Popes, art, Michelangelo, etc.