Saturday, 25 June 2016
Quick Review: Mona Lisa
Written by Alexander Lernet-Holenia
1937 (reissued JUNE 14, 2016); 96 Pages
Genre: fiction, art, novella, historical fiction
(I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS in exchange for an honest review.)
This thin volume of 96 pages packs a lot of punch. I have always liked Leonardo Da Vinci and been fascinated with his artwork and mind. In fact, my mom says the first book I picked out all by myself was a big Da Vinci art book. This story was first written in German, 1937. Pushkin has released it this month translated into English. The story is of a man who sees Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and falls for the women. He is so infatuated he digs up a woman's grave to see if his dream woman is real and alive. I really enjoyed this novella! I would recommend this one to those who love classics.
k (My Novelesque Life)