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In rich and visual language Dalí portrays the intrigues and love affairs of a group of eccentric aristocrats, who, in their luxury and extravagance, symbolize decadent Europe in the 1930s. The story of their tangled lives, up to the closing days of World War II, constitutes a dramatic vehicle for Dali's unique vision.
|Publisher:||Owen, Peter Limited|
|Edition description:||Fifth edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Salvador Dali is, with Picasso, the most renowned artist of the 20th century.
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Hidden Faces based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I without a doubt, absolutely, must reread this extraordinary novel. Salvador Dali's one and only effort at a fictional text, and his alien-like narrative didn't dissapoint this reader. Over the top descriptive all the way through, to leave the simplest detail out would be a fail in this perfectionist's point of view. This novel swallows the 'Casablanca' experience whole, and while you will see the romantic shadows of 'Rick's Bar', it becomes a mere chapter in an epic all more solidifying, satisfying, and all together much more brilliant. The main character and protagonist a WWII pilot whos face is disfigured in a mission above the theatre of war in Europe...He continues his life of mid century intrigue while wearing an ominous mask while furthering his self interests throughout Europe and those who must escape to the North of Africa....The sexuality is implemented in a tasteful yet defining manner, the threads are wide and varied and nontheless sewn up tightly as the conclusion is revealed, and Dali's muse, Frederic Garcia Lorca, attains victory and greatness in his heroic death, in the hands of the Nazis.
Dali' writes as dramatically as he painted; exuberant, lively, and dramatically. He seems to mirror Maugham or perhaps early Hemingway in his imagery. The story is sure to raise the hedonist in even the most passive reader...