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From Library Journal
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The Kindle description of The Matisse Stories far exceed their worth.
Sadly, the writing from this great author falls short of her high standard.
A.S. Byatt published "The Matisse Stories" in 1993. Reading the work in 2012, I find it's aged well. Read morePublished on July 15, 2012 by Glynn Young
What a disappointment! I thought I purchase the edition with color illustrations of three Matisse paintings. Read morePublished on September 13, 2009 by Mary P. Nuezel
Let's get the worst out of the way first. These three stories range from pretty good to excellent -- with Byatt, how could they not? Read morePublished on July 20, 2009 by Roger Brunyate
A.S. Byatt, the Booker Prize winning author of "Possession," attempts an impressionistic portrait of the tension between aesthetics and emotion, with allusions to... Read morePublished on July 26, 2008 by M. Allen Greenbaum
Let me begin my review by stating that I am not a big fan of the "description-for-description's sake" school of writing, with supposed "beautiful" prose standing in for an actual... Read morePublished on February 21, 2008 by JustinWrites
In symphonic music, they call the aural equivalent of these stories "tone poems". I'm not sure if there is exactly the right description in literature for what Byatt aimed for... Read morePublished on September 30, 2005 by Dai-keag-ity