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Iek domu kiek toli gali nuvesti pavydas ir susireik #minimas Very disappointing this should have been an awesome book but the Paris that Sileika should have been an awesome book but the Paris that Sileika me into seemed #Very disappointing this should have been an awesome book but the Paris that Sileika took me into seemed a faded postcard and had no life I never believed in this world and found it very flat after reading Francine Prose s vivacious Lovers at the Chameleon Club this was tepid at best not even the dazzling Josephine Baker could save it Woman in Bronze is the first book that I have read by Antanas Sileika I APPRECIATE THESE OLD COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES AND LEARNING A BIT these Old Country perspectives and learning a bit the history of the porous Polish Lithuanian borders It was fun to follow the story into the Paris art scen. Oman in Bronze reveals a life lived in extremes It tells a story of love found and lost creative endeavour and the price of celebrity and stardomExcerpt from Woman in Bronze Easterners flooded into Paris and it hummed with Russian Polish Yiddish Romanian and many other languages among the porters and labourers Tomas also saw many English and Americans always rich usually laughing and often drunk Waves were washing over the city from all ends of the world churning into a froth in which even a talented person could drown From the Hardcover editio.

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Letely different book with new setting and change of prtagonist s attitudes bizarre characters not too believable plot Very engaging read First part portrays rural life in early 20th century Lithuania which was every bit as interesting as the 1920 #s Paris art scene that the book is mainly about Visgi ileika man labiau patinka kai ra #Paris art scene that the book is mainly about Visgi ileika man labiau patinka kai ra apie save Did i j laiko dal skaityti buvo nuobodu vietomis tikrai laukiau kol veiksmas grei iau praeis ir pasibaigs ir net komi kos detal s plikas u pakalis po ledu negelb jo iek tiek daugiau sitraukiau skaitydama apie Sorel ir jo elges kadangi pati savo aplinkoje turiu tok mog buvo ir labai nemalonu ir vis Den farmhouse to the vibrant streets and artistic community of Paris in the Roaring Twenties where temptation and jealous are right around the corner from brilliance beauty and fame Working as a carpenter in the Folies Bergere he encounters the dance sensation Josephine Baker and falls for a Lovely Chorus Girl But Even chorus girl But even he finally achieves his dream and becomes an artist he discovers that success demands sacrifice Even when ou find art and love infamy and betrayal aren't far behindEpic in scope and beautifully evocative of time and place Antanas Sileika s third novel Woman in Bronze is an archetypical bildungsroman and bears comparison with many classics in the genre as Maugham s Of Human Bondage Dreiser s The Genius or recently The Cloud Sketcher by American author Richard Rayner And like all of these classics Woman in Bronze is epic in its scope with enough staying power as to endure and itself become a classic in the Canadian canonTomas Stumbras a oung artist flees the rava I liked the first half of the book much than the second half First part was nicely written evocative descriptions of old European landscape and realistic Then #part ii as a comp. tomas stumbras #II as comp. Tomas Stumbras up in war torn Eastern Europe a dark rainy land of misty hills and valleys where the whispers of the ancient gods and devils are still heard by ordinary people He is a god maker a sculptor with a gift for turning dead wood into protective saints for use in prayer But it's 1917 and even remote Lithuania feels the transforming effects of World War I Caught between the destruction around him and his own drive to create Tomas must abandon the stability of home and family and strike out on his ownTomas moves from his thatched woo.

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