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Writing about other art forms is a challenge, as I learned when I tried to do it in my novel The Life and Death of Sophie Stark. You can’t fully capture the experience of watching a movie or seeing a painting, so you have to do the next best thing: tell a story that’s just as beautiful, in its own way, as a painter’s masterpiece or a groundbreaking film. These seven books do this and more. They tell fascinating stories while saying something new about the act of creating art.
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