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.
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- "Marlowe's writing is breathtaking." —Publisher's Weekly
- "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
Richard Dawkins once wrote, “Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.” Francis Collins, former Director of the Human Genome Project, believed that our selfless moral feelings conflict with the evolutionary urge to preserve our DNA, and could only have come to pass as a result of divine intervention. They were both wrong.
In The Pursuit of Kindness, Éamonn Toland provides compelling evidence from biology, psychology, history and archaeology that, for 95 percent of the time that humans have walked the earth, survival of the fittest for our species has meant survival of the kindest. In fascinating, clearly written and entertaining prose, he argues that collaboration is more deeply engrained than competition, and that it is only by working together that human beings can prosper. In an increasingly polarised world, The Pursuit of Kindness offers an optimistic view of human development; it is essential reading for all those interested in the survival of the human species.
The Pursuit of Kindness will be published in May 2021 and is available for preorder now.