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Interesting and engaging on every page,
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This review is from: Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me: A biography of Salvador Dali (Kindle Edition)
This is a remarkable book and a hugely readable one. Clifford Thurlow not only gets inside the head of Carlos Lozano, Salvador Dalí's `Ambassador' in Cadaqués, but also gives us rich glimpses into the life of Dalí and his always interesting entourage.
Thurlow effortlessly gets the reader to empathise with Lozano - the poor boy from Barranquilla. First as a dancer and latterly as a gallery owner Carlos Lozano retains a closeness to Dalí that enables him to understand the great eccentric like few others - and in a much more rounded way. Thus the reader is drawn into Dalí's circle of friends, hangers on, assorted eccentrics and their lives on a daily basis in a way that few other books on Dalí have managed to capture.
The zeitgeist is beautifully evoked with vignettes such as George Harrisons's head popping over a wall and Dali thinking he was an assassin, or Keith Richards accusing Lozano of stealing his coat. It also touchingly recounts the slow decline of Dalí and Gala through Lozano's eyes - a part of the book where the affection of Lozano for his long time friend and the life that this friendship gave him is written with skill and sensitivity.
The reader will be drawn into this Sex, Surrealism, Dalí and Me, regardless of any prior knowledge of Lozano or Dalí, because it stylish, well crafted, elegantly written and most importantly a cracking read.
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Initial post: 30 Dec 2012 19:08:13 GMT
J Depp says:
Very helpful review, thanks
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