My Life

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Da Capo Press, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 173 pages
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My Life was written in Moscow in 19211922, when Chagall was thirty-five years old. Although long out-of-print, it remains one of the most extraordinarily inventive and beautifully told of all autobiographies. The text is accompanied by twenty plates which Chagall prepared especially to illustrate his life story. Together, the words and pictures paint an incomparable portrait of one of the greatest painters of this century, and of the now vanished milieu which inspired him.
  

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User Review  - Alison Kudlowski - Goodreads

If you ever wondered where the idea for 'Fiddler on the roof' came from..look no further. Simply written..through the eyes seemingly of a child..poetic (perhaps he sought the written word in his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

A poetic autobiography unlike any I've read before. It's an interesting insight into Chagall as a person and artist (emphasis on the latter) but also - with so much time that has now elapsed - into ... Read full review

Contents

Fire in the City
4
Beside My Mothers Tombstone
10
Father
22
Pokrowskaja Street
36
Lovers on a Bench 76
43
Grandmother
88
Grandfather
96
At the Easel
122
House in Pestkowatik
138
Fathers Grave
147
House in Vitebsk
161
Self Portrait
172
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Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, and lived in France for much of his life. One of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century, his work is included in museum collections around the world.

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