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Steven Naifeh

Author of Van Gogh: The Life

Includes the names: Steven W. Naifeh, Steven Woodward Naifeh

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Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith: "Van Gogh: The Life"
The Diane Rehm Show, Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11am
Steven Naifeh discusses Van Gogh: The Life.

The great 19th-century painter Vincent van Gogh is known for sunflowers and cypress trees, self-portraits and starry nights. He was also known for his tormented soul. He suffered from mental illness. He never sold a painting during his life. And his death at age 37 is long thought to have been suicide. Now, in the first major biography of the Dutch artist in years, the authors offer compelling evidence the gunshot wound that killed van Gogh was not self-inflicted. A discussion of the mystery of van Gogh's death and the magic of his art. (Shortride)… (more)
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Steven Naifeh is an Arab-American both by lineage (his grandparents were born in a part of Syria that is now Lebanon and Jordan) and by upbringing. As the son of diplomats, he spread his childhood throughout the Middle East — in Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, and Oman as well as the U.A.E. He also lived in Pakistan and Nigeria. Naifeh, together with Gregory White Smith, has also written nine additional nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestsellers, The Mormon Murders (New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988) and, with Phil Donahue, The Human Animal (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985).
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