Must Have Gemma Room 012020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Book Suggestions by Sala Gemma. For more information, please contact: gemma@livrarialello.pt


The Little White Bird, by J. M. Barrie 
1902 (300€)

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
1955 (3.500€)

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 
1921 (690€)

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 
2018 (208€)

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.
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