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Тайная жизнь Сальвадора Дали, написанная им самим

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В данном издании автобиографическая книга С. Дали (1904 - 1989) дополнена фрагментами из других сочинений великого испанского художника, из которых составлен второй раздел - `О себе и обо всем прочем`. Богатый иллюстрированный материал представляет Дали -графика, сопроводившего свою `Тайную жизнь` рисунками на полях, и Дали - живописца, причем часть картин репр
Hardcover, 461 pages
Published 1998 by Сварог (first published 1942)
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The most striking aspect of Dali is his essential conservatism. Beneath the exhibitionism, the surrealism, the extravagance is a 19th century, perhaps Spanish, clinging to rules, rigor, discipline, hierarchy, and finally religion. He found freedom within tradition, and criticized Picasso for struggling (‘reduced to slavery’) endlessly in the complete freedom of revolution. Here is his frustration at the art school faculty:

I was already in full reaction against cubism. They, in order to reach cub
Yet another Dali book I am unable to rate.
It took me almost a year to read this book off-and-on. It was damn near impossible. For two reasons I almost did the unthinkable and gave up:

1) It is written by a man with a tongue of genius. He has a way with words that throws you off from your pure amazement of their exquisiteness, and hell, all that genius makes for a complicated read. It's hard not to get tripped up. (Exquisiteness? Now that word is certainly not worthy of being called exquisite ...
M. Sarki
Salvador Dalí was thirty-seven years old when he completed this autobiography, his book of secrets, he says. He had become at this more mature age a serious Christian, a Catholic to be exact, and his quest for heaven was really all that mattered to him by then besides the love of his life, Gala, his personal fame and glory, his home and possessions, and the faith in God that has eluded him all his life. The god part was all a surprise to me and I was not expecting to learn of these extraordinary ...more

This book changed my life and the way I used to perceive the inner lives of visual artists. It flows like a painting, it's packed with surreal images and symbols that only Dali could relate to. it's a real memoir, nothing fake, nothing hidden, just insane, strange and beautiful like Dali was.
It's number one on my list of favorite books.
However, I do understand why some people might not enjoy it so much, it's not for everyone.
one has to know a little about the artist and surrealism in order to g
Chloe Thurlow
When reading this book one must take into account that Dali was a genius. It is an accompaniment to his work and thus surreal not formulaic. He reveals all his passions, fetishes and obsessions - and he worked on them constantly throughout his life. In the summer every year while staying at his summer retreat in Cadaques, he sent Picasso a postcard with the same message: In July neither women nor snails. What does it mean? What does it matter. Read this book
Motaz Soliman
عجيب و مثير للجدل ..
سريالي .. او هو السريالية زي ما قال على نفسة ..
مغرور أو أكتر من كده شوية .. بس في وسط كلامة حسيت انه بيكافح بالغرور حاجة تانية .. بيحارب الهجوم على غموضه بالغرور .. حاجة كده زي النكوص عند الأطفال ..
حاجة زي العنصرية المضادة ..
المهم ان الكتاب عجبني .. و شخصية الراجل هاتفضل مثيرة
This book is the polar opposite of a quick read... this book is a project that may take you months or years of on again, off again, reading. it is worth the struggle, but it should be read in small doses. Much like his art work, it is a bit overwhelming.
Iluzija O. Istini
Svi mi s puno truda rastemo, ovisno o nasim sklonostima, u ono sto jesmo. Toliko sam znala. Iznenadilo me koliko truda treba uloziti da bi se bilo ludo.
Все были согласны, что надо делать революцию, но как? С чего начать? И почему? Не все было ясно с самого начала. Поскольку не грозила опасность, что революция вспыхнет сегодня же ночью, и у нас оставалось время, мы заказали еще выпивки на всех и терпеливо дожидались следующего виски.

або так:

Не верю, что человек настолько лишен фантазии, чтобы у водителей автобусов время от времени не появлялось желание выбить витрину Присуник, чтобы на лету не выхватить несколько подарков для своих семей. Не пон
Hareton Linton
დიდი მადლობა გალას, მისი არსებობისთვის.

შთამბეჭდავი ავტობიოგრაფიაა, განსაკუთრებით ბოლო ნაწილი. საოცრად კარგად ჩანს ევროპისა და ამერიკის ცხოვრების რითმის და ცალკეული ინდივიდის შინაგანი ბრძოლების დაპირისპირება.
ძალიან დამაინტერესა, მეორე მსიფლიო ომის დასრულების და იმ საშინელი ფაქტების გახმაურების შემდეგ, რა დაემართათ დალის იდეებს...
This book was very unique, brilliant and beautiful as his paintings. Dali's bio leads to his childhood thru his age 37. This interesting and bizzare tale of how his captivated surrealism thru his art.

So I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in getting into the artistic minds of the masters. =)~
I wish every autobiography was this fascinating. You really feel as though you've entered the perversely complex insanity of Dali's subjectivity. This book is quite a brilliant anomaly of an autobiography; not to mention the delight of his lovely, fantastical prose. I am planning on reading this again.
I started to read this and it was very strange and interesting but then it got weird-weirder-and weirdist. So I stopped.
Jennifer Gutowski
wtf? now i know why dali said, "...i am drugs."
Michael D.
At my second read, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. (And yes, second read means I didn't quite make in through on the first go. Also, I believe the translator should be given his share of kudos in deciphering what many agree is pretty much a labryinth of words and phrases, but most importantly - fanciful albeit earnest embellishments. I agree that its probably not for some readers and even that truth itself varies depending on whether or not one likes somewhat boastful storytelling, the art ...more
One look at Dalai's paintings and you can see that he sees things in a different way. It also becomes clear in his auto biography that he sees things in a different way. But while at times I admired his absolute genius, in writing, his absolute sense of being a genius at times became a bit tiresome.Despite being an amazing man and an artistic genius, in his autobiography, he comes off as being a little bit too full of himself. But overall, a fascinating read.Dali was and still is amazing !
Možda nisam čitala dobar prijevod, knjiga je ok, ali ništa što mi je zaustavilo dah.
Mada je Dali zanimljiva ličnost, to je neporecivo.
Dali was a fantastic writer. Here is his autobiography from youth to the age of 30, tracing his ascent to fame. He includes anecdotes that would be interesting to anyone familiar with his work: his formative years in art school, the Surrealist Exhibition at the World's Fair, his inspiration for the melting watches... but those facts pale in comparison to his writing style, which is compelling in its own right. His intricately nested metaphors, extravagant vocabulary and vainglorious attitude mak ...more
Oct 12, 2007 Colie! rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: snarky people with great senses of humor and love of art (especially Dali's.)
This book is so pithy I just can't seem to get into it: I love it every time I pick it up, but don't want to disrespect it by not having ample time to absorb it. And the last year of grad school was certainly too sleep-deprived to lavish attention on it, and I'm still far from loyal book worship time. But maybe I'll put a dent in this Christmas vacation. That's how worth it the book is. He's hilarious. It also compliments my new surroundings: the shameless self-promotion is so L.A. Who knew?
A great and unique book, by and about a great and unique man (to say the least). I recommend this book to anyone who want's to get a true feel for who Dali was, how his genius worked; his totally unique perspective on life. This book is not an effortless read, but it is certainly worth the effort, both for the value of its contents and because you will come out with improved reading skills, an enlarged vocabulary, and insight into a one of a kind perspective, that will definitely surprise you.
Bizarre autobiographie, qui montre un Dali capricieux, loin d'être aimable, très sûr de son talent et un rien (!) prétentieux. Pas du tout le genre d'autobiographie autosatisfaite qu'on peut lire d'habitude. Et de longs passages oniriques sur une jeune fille qu'il retrouve plus tard dans Gala. Ca et des explications trouvées dans son enfance de certains thèmes importants et récurrents. Mais le (mauvais) caractère de Dali m'a empêché de vraiment accrocher.
One of the best books I've ever read, although I admit I read it believing it to be mostly real later to realize that it wasn't. But So entertaining.

Salvador Dali should have been a writer, his writing is so well written, even for a translation!

I gave this away awhile back to someone, and I angerly realize that they probably didn't READ IT!!!! Why do I keep doing this? I need to buy another copy.
I love Autobiographies of artists and this one sets a standard by which artists should at least attempt to shape their own memories. Tastefully Freudian. Illustrated by Dali himself and full of exaggerations and maybe just plain inventions. should often be taken with a grain of salt otherwise you will find yourself distrusting and then resenting the author.
Nick Black
Nov 18, 2009 Nick Black marked it as momentarily-placed-gently-aside  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-acquire
Well shit, I broke up with this girl and now I can't finish the fucking book argh.
picked this up at a friend's house, and it is surprisingly good thus far -- as in, shockingly surprisingly good. quotable in the extreme. dali was quite a raffish character! i'm leaving it over at her house, so progress will be sporadic.
Nardine Swaidah
This book is everything you cannot expect. Every page has a new story, and every page is stiffed with surprises. this book made me appreciate Dali's work even nore and understand what a complex person he was. It's a book of insiration. It's a MUST read!
Mar 18, 2010 Katey rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Other crazy pants people to make them feel better (or worse)
From what I remember, an utterly insane trip through the mind of a genius. I think every cell in his body was created to be an artist, and if not every moment, than he turned it into one that was designed to produce the Dali we all know... or think we do.
Oct 24, 2007 Marissa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dali fans
such a fun book. who better to write about Dali than Dali?? (though... i wouldn't believe everything he says). a great read about an eccentric surrealist. Very entertaining! Autobiographies can be boring, but this one is certainly NOT.
april paquette
Someone gave me this book so I felt obligated to read but ended up really enjoying it. Dali realizes he is insane as well as a complete snob and eccentric ego-maniac which makes you really like him despite all of that.
I am still trying to read this book, but it is filled with the surrealism that Dali defined throughout his life. If you are into psychotic egoists who mask their humility with grandeur and pomposity, this book is for you.
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Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Púbol, was a Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931.

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