Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 July 2011

304 Pages | 61 photographs

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195399332

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Rene Blum and The Ballets Russes

In Search of a Lost Life

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

  • The first biography of this fascinating cultural hero, relating his heroic actions in WWI and in concentration camps
  • Based on a treasure trove of previously undiscovered letters in Paris and New York
  • Explores Blum's relationship to some of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century
  • Sheds light upon his extraordinary relationship to Proust and the publication of Swann's Way
  • Traces his enduring legacy and influence in the United States