Rembrandt's Whore (Paperback)

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Rembrandt's Whore (Paperback)


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A sensitive innocent, Hendrickje Stoffels escapes the harsh realities of her garrison home-town to become a servant in Rembrandt's household. She soon becomes his lover and closest confidante, filling the void in his life resulting from the death of his wife and two of their children. But Hendrickje is fated to discover the hypocrisy and fickleness of Amsterdam society.

In sensuous prose, Matton paints a powerful fictional portrait of this impassioned relationship against the backdrop of a turbulent era of Dutch history.

Sylvie Matton is the author of three novels and four works of non-fiction. She has been an actress and screenwriter. With her husband, the artist and film-maker Charles Matton, she worked for two years on a feature-length film on the life of Rembrandt, which was premiered in Britain in 2001. She lives in France. Tamsin Black is a freelance translator and lives in Switzerland. She studied French literature in London and Paris, where she was awarded various prizes and scholarships. Rembrandt's Whore was her first translation of a work of fiction.

Product Details ISBN: 9781786898678
ISBN-10: 1786898675
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English