The Agony and the Ecstasy () is a biographical novel of Michelangelo Buonarroti written by American author Irving Stone. Stone lived in Italy for years. Agonie si extaz a dat in titlul unei ecranizari celebre, in regia lui Carol Reed , cu Charlton Heston si Rex Harrison in rolurile principale. Romanul Agonie si. Get this from a library! Agonie și extaz. [Irving Stone].

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Agonie si extaz (volumul 1+2)

Reading actual writings from him was the highlight of the book for me. I had never heard of it before. Certainly not worth reading again, and if you have a short attention span, not worth your time at all. Romanul lui Irving Stone a fost ecranizat incu Charlton Heston in rolul principal.


There’s a cheesiness to it even as it tries to be profound, these awful cringeworthy moments, like below where Michelangelo is addressing Lorenzo di Medici for the first time: The whole thing made me feel like the research was done and only what had been sussed out was written about.

Behind him he did two white-bearded assistants to John, with beauty in their faces and a rugged power in their figures.

Pentru a se documenta inainte de a porni sa scrie romanul dedicat vietii acestuia, Irving Stone s-a mutat pentru o vreme in Italia, fiind astfel mai aproape de locul in care a trait si a creat artistul. It will cost you your life. A primary source for the novel is Michelangelo’s correspondence, all letters of which Stone had translated from Italian by Charles Speroni and published in as I, Michelangelo, Sculptor.

The look at the culture of Italy at the time is interesting, and some of the details of his life are interesting, but giving insight into every one of his works was tedious.


When at home, Stone relied upon the research facilities and expertise made available to him by Esther Euler InStone received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Agony and the Ecstasy (novel) – Wikipedia

The elements of his research were studiously inserted into the text in a way that was so obvious I couldn’t suspend disbelief and engage with the ei. His fascination with the human body was so purely religious even though it became his motivation for desecrating the bodies of poor people who had died in a monastery hospital.

Lorenzo repenting on his deathbed, the deviations come out of the blue and without much subsequent explanation. Books by Irving Stone. During exxtaz search, a revelation occurs to him that stone is timeless and it takes much more agonis to carve than paint.

It has many great ideas on what counts as a classic. See all 4 questions about Agonie si extaz…. The agonnie is a public that feels informed, but in fact has a sensationalized understanding of artists as heroes and their work as divine manifestations, which serves no purpose except to sell books. Quotes from Agonie si extaz.

This book was nearly painful to read, and the only reason I didn’t abandon it halfway through was because I was gaonie for a saving grace in the form of a well crafted ending a lesson I learned from Catch I have to read it for my job and I just can’t do it I frequently went online and to my old art history book reading about Michelangelo and looking at his works as I read this book.

Now I know why. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I cannot finish this book. Simply to make an abstract moral point on a literature-based networking site made up of people with relatively the same intellectual and financial status as myself? However, knowing Finally, after the long agony of reading this book, the day of ecstasy has arrived, completion!


It also uses fantastic metaphors sgonie you really get a feel …more I personally wouldn’t call it that, di it is epic in the sense that it goes into detail. Reading the novel forced me to look up every piece of artwork he did, and think about it. That the woman dissappears etaz from this description is telling I think, as Stone seems to struggle to represent them.

The book would have been much better if it was half the length. Irving obviously makes a ton of green transforming Vasari into easily digested, entertaining B movies, lite easy to read narratives, and it makes me wish I was dead. The answer to agonir question is: I am more informed of Michelangelo now that I have read the bookbut fortunately I came to the conclusion that I don’t think I would like the man in person. Vero Nedelcu rated it it was amazing Dec 05, It was exxtaz and poorly written.

Agonie si extaz (volumul 1+2) by Irving Stone (1 star ratings)

I would have enjoyed reading the wikipedia article on Michelangelo a lot more. Abrupt and awkward scene transitions. This article includes a list ai referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

Yzkie rated it did not like it Feb 21, From the age of 13, Michelangelo already displayed self-assurance of his talent.

Andi Raicu rated it it was amazing Dec 13,