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Things I Didn't Know

Authors: Hughes, Robert
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO007000, ART009000
ISBN: 9780307498274, Related ISBNs: 0307385981, 0307498271, 1400044448, 9780307385987, 9780307498274
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 416,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Robert Hughes has trained his critical eye on many major subjects, from the city of Barcelona to the history of his native Australia. Now he turns that eye inward, onto himself and the world that formed him. Hughes analyzes his experiences the way he might examine a Van Gogh or a Picasso. From his relationship with his stern and distant father to his Catholic upbringing and school years; and from his development as an artist, writer, and critic to his growing appreciation of art and his exhilaration at leaving Australia to discover a new life, Hughes’ memoir is an extraordinary feat of exploration and celebration.

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