AUTHOR AUTHORITY: As she did for Montmartre, noted art historian and biographer Sue Roe conjures the spirit of this pivotal moment in art history.
BRILLIANT CAST OF CHARACTERS: Duchamp, Ernst, Dali and their circle were known for uncanny, dreamlike, and erotic work—their equally beguiling lives intersect with Picasso, Coco Chanel, Josephine Baker, Man Ray, and many more.
INDIE FAVORITE: IN MONTMARTRE has been a consistent strong seller for the independents, and these wonderful booksellers are once again lining up to support IN MONTPARNASSE.
INCREDIBLE SCENE: Roe captures the shimmering quality of 1920s Paris café life and the Montparnasse scene.
LONG TAIL OF SURREALISM: Surrealist artists continue to be the focus of blockbuster shows around the world and they profoundly influenced heavy-hitters in contemporary art like Damien Hirst
“Roe is an elegant writer… [T]his entertaining, fast-paced history will thrill Francophones and art historians alike.”—Publishers Weekly
“She vividly charts the birth of surrealism…a tale rich in absurdity and outlandish characters, from Cocteau and Max Ernst to Dalí and Picasso”—Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times (U.K.)
“Highly colourful…they’re all here, the big names of the time - behaving badly, and, at times, quite madly too.”—Observer (U.K.)
“Brings together some of the chief protagonists in one of the 20th century’s most inventive art movements. A vivid read”—Radio Times (U.K.)
“Roe is a talented writer, fascinated by la vie Boheme … She can find phrases that perfectly capture the feeling of a neighborhood”—John Carey, Sunday Times (U.K.)
“I loved Roe’s In Montmartre and [In Montparnasse]—a colorful, gossipy account of the birth of Surrealism…is equally beguiling.” —The Bookseller, Editor’s Choice (U.K.)
“Sue Roe describes with plenty of colour how surrealism was born and developed in Montparnasse …Roe marshals [the figures behind dada and surrealism] with great finesse”—The Times (U.K.)
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