The Art of Youth

  • by Nicholas Delbanco
  • Narrated by Jeff Crawford
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Art of Youth is a moving inquiry into the nature of artistic prodigies who did their major work at an early age. Renowned novelist Nicholas Delbanco gives us a triptych of indelible portraits: the American writer Stephen Crane (immortalized by The Red Badge of Courage); British artist Dora Carrington (called "the most neglected serious painter of her time"); and the legendary composer George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess).
All three lived colorful, productive lives before dying early, at an average age of thirty-five. In this learned and elegant audiobook, Delbanco discovers what it is we mourn in authors who pass away so young, and muses on his own life - one marked by both early success and longevity.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-19-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio