Love at Dawn
- Author: Elisabeth Barille
- Year: 18-09-2014
- Translator From French: Georgi Tsankov
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 1417-01
- SKU: 12.0036
- ISBN: 978-619-152-496-9
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Love at dawn is a story of the unknown love between the genius artists Anna Akhmatova and Amedeo Modigliani. Thanks to information collected for years - letters, poems, diaries, photographs, drawings - the French writer Elisabeth Barille follows this lovestory that had arisen between the two artists at the dawn of their youth.
At six feet tall, raven-haired and ravishingly beautiful, 21-year-old Anna Akhmatova proved something of a sensation when she arrived in Paris on the arm of her husband in 1910 – people would turn to look at her in the street. The couple were on their honeymoon, and, being poets of some repute in their native Russia, headed straight for Montparnasse, then the favoured haunt of the Parisian avant garde. Here they mingled with the penniless painters, sculptors, poets and composers who had moved to the area from the increasingly chichi Montmartre, in search of cheap rent, cheap cafés and run-down buildings that might serve as studios.
One such artist was the 25-year-old Amedeo Modigliani, who had arrived from Italy four years before. With an aristocratic Roman nose, a strong jaw and a mop of jet-black hair, he enchanted Anna, and the two became inseparable.
About the Author
|Translator||From French: Georgi Tsankov|
|Genre||Biographies & Autobiographies, Historical Fiction, Modern Novels|