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Title Entr'acte. Translated by Denys Oglander.
Illustrator Anon
Publisher London Cobden-Sanderson
Date 1936
Book ID 36781
First Edition  


A very good copy in original, unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper. Striking 3 tone Modernist jacket design including naive cursive lettering. 3 closed tears to dust-wrapper, Used; Very Good Entr'acte is an illustration of the truth that " art may require passion, but life requires self-control." Elisabeth Arsenieff, a young girl belonging to an impoverished family in Berlin, misses by chance the opportunity of marrying the man she really loves, and marries instead one who helps her to a triumphant career as a pianist. Long afterwards, too late, she meets the first man again, and sees her whole life as " nothing but an entr'acte between two concerts." Musical novels are often gushing, soulful, and esoteric. This one is so cool and clear that it has appealed to at least one quite unmusical reader. William Plomer (1936)
Price: £200.00