Greek Fire: The Story of Maria Callas and Arist: The Story of Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis Paperback – 6 Jul 2001
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The love affair of two twentieth-century icons - creators of their own grand opera. Onassis, one-time Anatolian refugee, built one of the world's greatest shipping fortunes; his life defined the jet set. Callas, defiantly Greek yet Manhattan-born, was acclaimed as the Voice of the Century. Almost as famously, she transformed not only opera but herself from dumpy, awkward ingenue to iconic sylph. Together, they shared a love that was passionate, volatile and ill-fated - yet indelible. A day-by-day recreation of the infamous 1959 cruise aboard Onassis's yacht during which the union was cemented ('It was as if a fire were consuming them both', remarked Maria's forsaken husband), and many intimates and family members speaking frankly for the first time, make this the definitive account. 'The legend has been spectacularly revived by Gage's riveting book.' Classic FM - The Magazine 'Gage . . .tells this tale with a magisterial authority.' Hugh Massingberd, Mail on Sunday
About the Author
Widely respected writer and journalist Nicholas Gage has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and is producer of several major motion pictures. Author of the international bestsellers Eleni and Eleni's children (Transworld), Greek by birth and now resident in the US, intimates and family members of both Callas and Onassis have talked to him as never before, many for the first time.
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Top Customer Reviews
The reader will be treated to a real view of the glitterati, from Callas and Onaissis, to Jackie Kennedy as she used the designer dresses he would buy to "launder" money by reselling them. It is sleaze at its best and a first-rate reporter to look under all the rocks for the voyeur, that is, me and you.
Callas & Onassis deserves better than rumours & lies. Lets not even get into how ridiculous the 'secret son' story is.
If you are interested in Callas rather read Maria Callas: Sacred Monster
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it! Brilliant portrayal of the life and one real love of Maria Callas.Published 3 months ago by Pola Papa
To many names and useless details to process at bed times. I find the chronicity of the book confusing at times.Published 4 months ago by fstrilli
The secondhand book was bought as a present for my wife and she claimed that it was infromative and thoroughly enjoyable on all counts. Read morePublished on 31 July 2009 by Granddad Fuddy