- Livraria Lello returns to read and be read
- Children's version of The Wizard of Oz receives an international illustration award
- Siza Vieira accepts to create a project for a new cultural space at Livraria Lello
- Partnership with PANTONE® turns the iconic staircase of Livraria Lello yellow and gray
- Livraria Lello temporarily closed to prepare 115th anniversary
Must Have Gemma Room 012020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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The Little White Bird, by J. M. Barrie
This collection of short stories is the birthplace of Peter Pan as a character.
James Barrie used to play with Sylvia (1866-1910) and Arthur (1863-1907) Llewelyn Davies’ children in the Kensington gardens, and that was the inspiration to write The Little White Bird’s adventures.
Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up premiered on December 1904 and the success of this play led the author to adapt this book entirely for children.
Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
Written by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov (1899 – 1977), Lolita is unquestionably on the list of the best novels of the XX century. The book, which narrates the controversial relationship between a middle age teacher and a 12 years old girl, Dolores Haze, nicknamed by him as “Lolita”, was originally written in English and published in France by Olympia Press, in 1955. Regardless the author’s nationality, Lolita was only published in Russian in 1967, translated by Nabokov himself.
A Invenção do Dia Claro, by Almada Negreiros
Poetry… Prose… Art – three words that define this masterpiece. This is the first edition of the book written by Almada Negreiros (1893 – 1970), one of the most important modernists and futurist artists in Portugal.
With «no master nor disciples», in José-Augusto França’s words, Almada Negreiros is one of the most important Portuguese painters and writers, having played a key role in both Orpheu and Presença magazines. Known for defying authority, here he shows a rare part of his work, marked by a lyricist mind.
Imagine John Yoko, by Yoko Ono
In 1971, John Lennon (1940-1980) and Yoko Ono (1933) created one of the most praised music albums: Imagine.
Imagine John Yoko tell us the life story, the work and the relationship between John and Yoko during the intense creative process of making Imagine – a masterpiece with a current message.
A collector’s edition curated by Yoko Ono.