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In Salvador Dali's only novel - an international best-seller - we enter the bizarre world already familiar to us from his paintings.
In rich and visual language Dali portrays the intrigues and love affirs 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 the Second World War, constitutes a dramatic vehicle for Dali's unique vision.
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Start the first page and you are in the presence of an old-fashioned baroque novel, intelligent, extravagant, as photographically precise as his paintings but not so silly . . . Dalí notices everything. --P.J. Kavanagh, Guardian
So full of visual invention, so witty, so charged with an almost Dickensian energy that it's difficult not to accept its author's own arrogant valuation of himself as a genius. --George Melly
Flames positively lick from Salvador Dalí s pages. --Hilary Spurling, Harpers & Queen
In Salvador Dali's Hidden Faces - now in its sixth impression in English - we enter the bizarre world already familiar to us from his paintings. Dali describes, in vividly visual terms, the intrigues and love affairs of a group of dazzling, eccentric aristocrats, who, with their luxurious and extravagant lifestyle, symbolize the decadence of Europe in the 1930's. The story of the tangled lives of the protagonists, from the Paris riots of February 1934 to the closing days of the Second World War, constitutes a brilliant and dramatic vehicle for Dali's unique vision and reads as an epitaph to pre-war Europe.
'The book is ... so full of visual invention, so witty, so charged with an almost Dickensian energy that it's difficult not to accept its author's own arrogant valuation of himself as a genius.' George Melly, The Observer
'Start the first page and you are in the presence of an old-fashioned baroque novel, intelligent, extravagant, as photographically precise as his paintings but not so silly ... Dali notices everthing ...' PJ Kavanagh, Guardian
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Book Description Pan Books, 1975. Paperback. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. New Ed. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0330243543I5N00
Book Description Macmillan, 1975. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 318pp. trade paperback. Cover is illustrated by Dali. This is his first novell. Bookplate on the back inside cover. An elaborate plot and language. The engrossing story of transcending love which reaches the heights of ecstasy and the depths of demonic possession. Seller Inventory # 003098
Book Description Picador, U.K., 1975. Condition: Good. Paperback Reprint. Translated in to English by Haakon Chevakier.Softcover is a little yellowed on the rear and spine creased.Foxing on prelims and endpapers.Inked name and date underneath frontispiece photograph of Dali. Page edges 'tanned'. Seller Inventory # 16518
Book Description Pan Books, 1975. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0330243543-2-4
Book Description Picador, 1975. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Glossy pictorial card cover. 130 x 196 x 25mm. 318pp. Cover a little discoloured, with minor creasing on spine; pages age-browned on edges, but clean and unmarked internally; binding sound. NB: An extra shipping charge may be requested for heavier or more valuable items. All our 'Seller Images' show the actual item you will receive. Seller Inventory # 004501
Book Description Picador, 1976. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. 1976. Picador. Softback. Book- VG. 7.5x5. 318pp. Seller Inventory # 1702824
Book Description Pan Books, 1975. Condition: Used: Good. text clean, no spine creases. Sold by a UK seller. Seller Inventory # 280--0763
Book Description Pan Books Ltd, 1975. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Dali's only novel. A story of a transcending love which reaches the heights of ecstasy and the depths of demonic possession. Translated by Haakon Chevalier. Pan Books Ltd 1975. 318pp pb spine creased, covers discoloured & scuffed, pages very browned, fair. Seller Inventory # 010564
Book Description Picador, London U.K., 1976. "B" Format Paperback. Condition: Good. New Ed. 319pp. First published 1944. First British publication 1973. First Picador publication 1975. This copy is from the second Picador printing of 1976. Translated from the Spanish by Haakon Chevalier. Edge & corner wear. Pages & edges of the text block quite heavily age-tanned. Rubbing to covers. Spine is uncreased and binding is firm. Seller Inventory # 002729