The Death of Francis Bacon

The Death of Francis Bacon

Madrid.
Unfinished.
Man Dying.

A great painter lies on his deathbed.
Max Porter translates into seven extraordinary written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist's mind.

Title:The Death of Francis Bacon
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780571366514
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    The Death of Francis Bacon Reviews

  • Simon

    I love Max Porter and I love his words. The words in this book were stunning but I didn’t have a clue what was going on. I think I needed something a little more fleshed out. I’ll still read every...

  • Neil

    I will start by being honest. Max Porter’s previous two books are not my favourite books. I didn’t get on very well with “Grief…”. I enjoyed Lanny more, but not really. Which may leave you w...

  • Matthew

    [5th book of 2021. All paintings in this review by, naturally, English (Irish-born) painter Francis Bacon.]“Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion”—1944Returning to the familiar ...

  • Tom Mooney

    I liked Porter's first book. His second, Lanny, was magnificent, a work of inventive genius. But I have no idea what he is doing with The Death of Francis Bacon.This slim, strange collection of... Wel...

  • But_i_thought_

    It’s an attempt to express my feelings about a painter I have had a long unfashionable fixationwith.It’s an attempt to get art history out of the wayand let the paintings speak.It’s an attempt t...

  • Heather

    This is a thrilling experiment of a book; Max Porter explores the mental state of an incredibly complex man, on his deathbed, through an attempt to convey the spirit of his paintings, his style, throu...

  • Kate

    I will love Max Porter til the end of time, but I barely understood a word...

  • All My Friends  Are Fictional

    Glimpses of brilliance mixed with feelings of What the hell am I reading right now....

  • Ben Hall

    A snack. I think I’ll read this a few times. Washes over you....

  • Chris Haak

    2,5The language is beautiful (as is always the case with Porter) and I admire the daring and innovative style, but the novel is difficult to understand and so for me not very enjoyable to read. ...