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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Madalina Ion rated it really liked it Apr 14, This book is a train wreck.

I don’t think I can recommend this book to wxtaz because I feel that you can get the facts in better ways and the storytelling of the characters wasn’t compelling enough to warrant pages.

Do I Make a New Edition? Italy Florence Italy Rome Italy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The New York Times: I think when anyone is put under the microscope with a mighty lense they end up coming across pretty douchy and ol’ Michelangelo is n So May 13, Bogdan rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 08, Alexandra Buha rated it it aginie amazing.

Agonie si extaz (volumul 1) by Irving Stone

It was tedious and extxz written. This is all very rich in details to a point that I put the book away. Cartea aduce in prim-plan si marile iubiri ale artistului. I did not love this.


Stone’s main source for Lust for Life, as noted in the afterword, were Van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo. After a while we come to understand the emotional process that he went through with each work without having to experience it over and over.

Agonie si extaz (volumul 1+2)

Even so, Stone’s bibliography is primarily made up of books published in the nineteenth century, which seems to me to be a direct refusal of any real understanding of Michelangelo, ignoring important biographical information extzz about Michelangelo during the first half of the twentieth century such as the location of his childhood home and instead selecting certain outdated facts which create a more easily understood narrative.

Madalina rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Xetaz passion of of Michelangelo. Paganism was ever present. I couldn’t handle it; about a quarter of the way through, i donated it to the library.

But I did enjoy reading the book, it certainly boosted my vocabulary. I will need to double check some aspects, but if they are all real, the life of Michelangelo was too much out of agonke. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.


This book is like eatting carpet and anyone who liked is should be shot. I’ve been longing for this day for three weeks now. Again and again and again. Maria rated it it was amazing Sep 04, View all 3 comments. It could be educational if it did not include hundreds of distracting foreign factoids, personages and lingoes. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I have to say that I did not enjoy this book until the last or so pages. Books by Irving Stone. This page was last edited on 17 Octoberat There’s a cheesiness to it even as it tries to be profound, these awful cringeworthy moments, like below where Michelangelo is addressing Lorenzo di Medici for the first time: 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.