van Gogh's letters - unabridged and annotated
On 13 December 1872, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) wrote his brother Theo, "...We must be sure to write to each other regularly..." and over the next two decades, hundreds of letters were shared by the brothers, and others, giving us an unparalleled record of the artist's creative and spiritual life.
Excerpt of letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh, Etten, September 1881
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Art: equipment, influences, material, materials, supplies, support, technique, theory,

Attitude: clergy, death, family, Father, Mother, parents, people, reclusive, sisters, women,

Business: co-op, sales, selling,

Fear: paranoia, shyness,
Feelings: ambition, apprehension, despair, guilt, homesick, loneliness, love, masochism, nostalgia, suicide,

Food-and-drink: alcohol, diet, malnutrition, preference, shortage,

Health: dental, eyes, fatigue, gastrointestinal, general, illness, impotence, mental, psychological, symptoms, venereal,
Lifestyle: appearance, clothing, reclusive,

Psychology: agoraphobia, depression, hallucinations, insomnia, mental, neurological, nightmares,

Theo: health, mistress, work,

Memoirs: Sister-in-law, Nephew

Chronology: Calendar of all letters
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