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Fortuny (Paperback)

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By Pere Gimferrer, Adrian West (Translator), Octavio Paz (Introduction by)
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Mariano Fortuny, scion of an artistic dynasty, inventor, photographer, and costumier of genius, was a touchstone of the Belle poque: he built stages for Wagner, designed dresses for Sarah Bernhardt, and was a crucial inspiration for Proust's philosophy of memory. The list of his illustrious acquaintances range from D'Annunzio to Chaplin, from Caruso to Isadora Duncan, and in this, the first novel by Spain's Pere Gimferrer to be translated into English, they gather like actors on a stage, in Venetian palaces, in Parisian apartments, and in the village squares of the small towns of Catalonia, forming a historical tableau of the vigor and dissipation of Europe's artistic demimonde from the end of the Third Republic to the outbreak of the Second World War.

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ISBN: 9781567925500
ISBN-10: 1567925502
Publisher: Verba Mundi
Publication Date: February 25th, 2016
Pages: 272
Language: English

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