Painted with Words
Painted with Words
"Marlowe's writing is breathtaking."
"It was a pleasure to discover Lara Marlowe's book of essays and revel in their content.The commentaries are attentive, intelligent and informed, and many thoughts and ideas arose from my reading of it. The highest praise I can offer the author is to say that she is definitely on my list for the perfect dinner party."
—The Irish Times
Along with her work as a foreign correspondent, Lara Marlowe is known for her writings on culture in The Irish Times. Painted With Words celebrates not only the artistry of France and Ireland, but also Marlowe s 'breathtaking' writing. Following on from the success of The Things I've Seen: Nine Lives of a Foreign Correspondent, Painted With Words brings together the best of Lara Marlowe's writings on visual artists and authors. Marlowe writes with insight and grace on artists such as Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse and Cézanne, and on writers including Sartre and de Beauvoir, Lévi-Strauss and Camus. The book is abundantly illustrated with reproductions of the key works of art discussed by the author. Painted With Words is a must-buy for lovers of art and literature, and an ideal Christmas present for the many fans of Lara Marlowe's writing.
Lara Marlowe was born in California and studied French at UCLA and the Sorbonne, then International Relations at Oxford. She started her career as an associate producer with CBS's '60 Minutes' programme, then moved to print media with the Financial Times and TIME Magazine. She has reported for a host of broadcast and print media, and in recent years has been a staff foreign correspondent for the Irish Times. Her journalism has received three awards, and her first book The Things I've Seen, also published by Liberties Press, received high praise. For her contribution to Franco-Irish relations, Lara was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, one of the highest honours the French government can bestow. She spends her holidays in Paris and Dublin.