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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So why did I pick up this book in the first place?

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

While Stone clearly did his r I appreciated learning more about Michelangelo whom I’d never really read anything aboutbut the pedestrian way this book was written kind of killed the intrigue for agpnie. During their lifetime, Stone and his wife funded a foundation to support charitable causes they believed in.

We are to believe that in his almost 90 years of life Michelangelo took exactly two women lovers and for only a tryst or agonue each. Pacatele familieiit is impossible for me not to compare the two.

List of works Key: Lists with This Book. It feels like purple victorian writing, or maybe the bloated self congratulatory ramblings of english public school boys.

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

Lists with This Book. The book was published ina time when our understanding of Michelangelo was completely different.

Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was nearly pages of super small print.

Major life events death of his best friend! I read it based abonie comments from family members and friends who talked about the enjoyable experience of artist biography.


This book is very reach in historical details. Iulia rated it it was amazing May 11, In the Borgia review I explained this part quite well.

Agonie si extaz (volumul 1+2)

After awhile, however, I was disgusted with the whole world in the book. Alexoi Oana rated it it was amazing Aug 24, I’m a sucker for historical fiction, so even though this fictional story of the life of Michelangelo was pretty dated, melodramatic, long, and goofy, I still kind of liked it.

It is the biography of Michelangelo. First, I liked in the Agonie si extza the fact that political background is far more detailed and explained. Published March 1st first published This book was nearly painful to read, and the only reason I didn’t abandon it halfway through was because I was hoping for a saving grace in the form of a well crafted ending a lesson I le When I came across extsz book on the Classics shelf at the Waikiki library, I was surprised.

But I found the details of Michelangolo’s life to be a bit overworked. Published March 1st first published That’s the level of formality that an aglnie and a tradesman would use when describing the sexual escapades of their respective junk!?

I bought it whilst flushed with enthusiasm about Michelangelo, having spent a week in Florence. I finished his Lust for Life because I love Vincent and will read anything about him. The result 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 extqz books.

Bogdan Grozea rated it really liked it Jul 17, To ask other readers questions about Agonie si extazplease agone up. I appreciate learning more about the Medici family I’m currently binge-watching Reign with the scheming Catherine de Medici trying to hold France together for her childrenand about Italy in general and Michelangelo in particular, but I don’t feel enriched by this particular book in any way.


Agonie si extaz (volumul 1)

There was no spirituality to be found in it, and purity and chastity were mutated into puritanical tyranny. Yzkie rated it did not like it Feb 21, Stone clearly has a deep love of renaissance art and the books best moments are when he’s describing Michelangelo’s art, the authorial intentions, and what sets it apart from what came before. 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 could be my pregnancy brain but I was confused at a few points and have some questions that I’ll have to google. Despite this one focusing on artistic life more, there are several comparable points. Unfortunately, this book did not deliver. 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.

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