'Vivid, engrossing ... the most moving correspondence by an artist that I have ever read' Financial Times, Book of the Year
Alex Danchev (1955-2016) was Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, and the recipient of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for 2014-17. He made his name as a military historian with acclaimed biographies of Oliver Franks and Basil Liddell Hart as well as essays on contemporary politics, notably Anglo-American relations and the so-called war on terror. Danchev was also an art historian and authored highly acclaimed biographies of Georges Braque and Paul Cezanne.
'Poignant and powerful . . . for all his travails, Cezanne could
use words with the same powerful effect with which he laid on
patches of colour' - Sunday Times
'The most riveting portrait of the artist yet' - Guardian
'An outstanding - and gloriously readable - feat of scholarship' - Apollo