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Life? or Theatre?

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Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) was a painter from Berlin who fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and spent the last years of her life at her grandparents' home in the south of France. Her grandmother's suicide led Charlotte to paint a dramatized autobiography in an extensive series of gouaches. In this autobiography, all the people that were important to her are brought to life in a ...more
Paperback, 832 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by University of Washington Press (first published October 1st 1998)
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Kim
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, europe, art, english
An early great graphic memoir/art comics.
l.
Really beautiful work. I thought the pieces re her family history of mental illness were particularly moving. The pieces with the one artistbro and his artbro thoughts gets a bit tedious though.
Erik
Oct 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics-memoir
The story was overly long and most of it didn't feel worth telling. Some of the paintings had interesting layouts and colors, but most were pretty terrible. I know this is a painting style but it feels incredibly amateurish.
Miriam
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Een van de mooiste boeken die ik ooit heb gelezen. Of eigenlijk is lezen niet het goede woord. Er staan bijna 800 prachtige gouaches in.
Ellen
Fantastic and then you realize it is autobiographical. Sobering. Recommend.
Red
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: la-femme
the key question that's been silenced ever after
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