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Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen
by George Lang
In this immensely moving and entertaining memoir, George Lang tells the story--as only he can tell it--of his extraordinary life. Seasoning his account with splashes of "comé die noire, " as he relives the horrors of the Nazi takeover and of his harrowing escape to freedom, he details with generous measures of "joie de vivre" his metamorphosis from budding violinist to top ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published March 17th 1998 by Knopf
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I picked this book up years ago (a proofreader's edition) because of my devotion to George Lang (RIP) and its unforgettable title. Having just watched The Grand Budapest Hotel and feeling unsatisfied with its portrayal of old world opulence and service, (let alone the region's troubles) I had to start reading this book immediately. I have gone down a George Lang rabbit hole since then (in the last 24 hours), and feel a sharp pain of longing for the tableware of those grand hotels. Time for trip ...more