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Marc Chagall's strange, vibrant, and poetic autobiographical essay on his early life, containing illustrations, has established itself as a unique document in 20th-century literatureCompleted by the artist in 1922, this memoirbecame available in Englishin 1965 whenPeter Owen published this translation, and it has remained in print ever since. Lyrical and evocative, it is a key work in Chagall studies for the light it sheds on the shaping of the artist s creative genius. His deep roots in Jewish traditionreligious and secularare reflected in these recollections of his poverty-stricken youth from Witebsk, White Russia, to the Parisian art world. Together, his words and pictures paint an incomparable portrait of one of the greatest artists of this century, and of the now vanished milieu that inspired him."
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"Anyone who likes Chagall s paintings will enjoy this book: the work of an unteachable, unspoiled folk artist." Evening Standard"