Short Life in a Strange World by Toby Ferris audiobook

Short Life in a Strange World: Birth to Death in 42 Panels

By Toby Ferris
Read by Jot Davies

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062931757
9.87 Hours Unabridged
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Sure to be hailed alongside H is for Hawk and The Hare with Amber Eyes, an exceptional work that is at once an astonishing journey across countries and continents, an immersive examination of a great artist’s work, and a moving and intimate memoir. In 2012, facing the death of his father and impending fatherhood, Toby Ferris set off on a seemingly quixotic mission to track down and look at—in situ—every painting still in existence by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the most influential and important artist of Northern Renaissance painting. The result of that pursuit is a remarkable journey through major European cities and across continents. As Ferris takes a keen analytical eye to the paintings, each piece brings new revelations about Bruegel’s art, and gives way to meditations on mortality, fatherhood, and life. Ferris conjures a whole world to which most of us have probably lost the key, and in the process teaches us how to look, patiently and curiously, at the world. Short Life in a Strange World is a dazzlingly original and assured debut—a strange and bewitching hybrid of art criticism, philosophical reflection, and poignant memoir that subtly alters the way we see the world and ourselves. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Sure to be hailed alongside H is for Hawk and The Hare with Amber Eyes, an exceptional work that is at once an astonishing journey across countries and continents, an immersive examination of a great artist’s work, and a moving and intimate memoir.

In 2012, facing the death of his father and impending fatherhood, Toby Ferris set off on a seemingly quixotic mission to track down and look at—in situ—every painting still in existence by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the most influential and important artist of Northern Renaissance painting.

The result of that pursuit is a remarkable journey through major European cities and across continents. As Ferris takes a keen analytical eye to the paintings, each piece brings new revelations about Bruegel’s art, and gives way to meditations on mortality, fatherhood, and life. Ferris conjures a whole world to which most of us have probably lost the key, and in the process teaches us how to look, patiently and curiously, at the world.

Short Life in a Strange World is a dazzlingly original and assured debut—a strange and bewitching hybrid of art criticism, philosophical reflection, and poignant memoir that subtly alters the way we see the world and ourselves.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Oddly beautiful and beautifully odd.” Robert MacFarlane, author of The Lost Words
“Beautiful, thought-provoking, and absolutely original.” Olivia Laing, author of Crudo

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Author Bio: Toby Ferris

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English