Letters Of Vincent Van Gogh: An Analysis

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Throughout the nineteenth century there were arguments about the proper sphere of women, and during this time only women obtained some limited legal and financial rights while still struggling for the social equality, and began to have access to some professions. The aim of universal suffrage, as mentioned in the first chapter of the study, was achieved in Britain in 1928, and in the twentieth century women generally had more independence. The two world wars had significant effect on perceptions of what women were capable of doing. In each world war women were encouraged to take work in the national interest. The fact that their ability to do ‘men’s work’ could no longer be denied. Yet the return of peace in each case was held to be a signal…show more content…
Many artists of the world have expressed themselves with the writings in the form of letters and of all, letters of Vincent Van Gogh have been very popular and are widely read by people all over the world. These letters were originally written in French or Dutch and some may be in English and most of them are undated. He too was a prolific writer when it came to writing letters and has nearly a thousand of letters of which most were written to himself and many from the rest to his brother Theo. These letters have been very important source of information and knowledge about the struggle that his life had been. It not only sketched to the world a chronology about his life, but also gave a clear glimpse about the artistic journey and creative ambitions that he had. His biographers have studied these letters extensively and extracted each and every information about him to understand his personality and nature. Certain interpretations have also been made about the paintings that he made from the narratives that he made in his letters. About the letters of Van Gogh, Washington Post wrote ‘Van Gogh’s letters….are one of the greatest joys of modern literature, not only for the inherent beauty of the prose and the sharpness of the observations but also for their portrait of the…show more content…
Perhaps this is so because there are no rules of formal requirements binding the prospective autobiographer – no restraints, no necessary model, no obligatory observances are imposed on the one who wishes to translate his/her life into a piece of literature. At the same time it is, apart from the simplest and the commonest, also called the least ‘literary’ kind of writing, practiced by people who would neither imagine nor admit that they could be writers. In Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche remarked that every great philosophy of the world has been the ‘confession of its originator and a species of involuntary and unconscious autobiography’, and much the same could be claimed, in fact it has been claimed about psychology, history, poetry and literary

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