Review – Vincent van Gogh: The Letters edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten and Nienke Bakker

Sketch of Van Gogh’s painting The Bedroom, sent with a letter to his brother, Theo, 16 October 1888. Van Gogh Museum

A remarkable new edition of Vincent van Gogh’s letters reveals him to be an artist inspired as much by joy as despair, discovers John Banville . . .

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