Shop for your loved ones early this holiday season, online or in-store! Learn why.

In celebration of LatinX Heritage Month, our booksellers have curated a beautiful collection to explore in-store and online. Click here to browse online. 

The Death of Francis Bacon: A Novel

The Death of Francis Bacon: A Novel cover

The Death of Francis Bacon: A Novel

By  Max Porter
$ 15.95
Add to Wish List
On Our Shelves Now

Madrid. Unfinished. Man dying.

A great painter lies on his deathbed, synapses firing, writhing and reveling in pleasure and pain as a lifetime of chaotic and grotesque sense memories wash over and envelop him.

In this bold and brilliant short work of experimental fiction by the author of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny, Max Porter inhabits Francis Bacon in his final moments, translating into seven extraordinary written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist's mind. Writing as painting rather than about painting, Porter lets the images he conjures speak for themselves as they take their revenge on the subject who wielded them in life.

The result is more than a biography: The Death of Francis Bacon is a physical, emotional, historical, sexual, and political bombardment--the measure of a man creative and compromised, erotic and masochistic, inexplicable and inspired.

Max Porter is the author of Lanny, longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. He is the recipient of the Sunday Times/Peter, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award.

ISBN: 9780771096372

ISBN-10: 9780771096372

Publisher: Strange Light

Publication Date: 09/14/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/14/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 80

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Absurdist

Fiction / Historical

Fiction / Biographical