The masterpiece is about the beginning of the Impressionism movement in France in the 19th century. We see Claude Lantier trying to get recognition at the Salon, which refuses him year after year. We see him from a young man to a disabused artist commiting suicde leaving his wife in utter misery. Around him are described a group of painters, scultors, writers and musicians with various degree of success or failure.
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The review of this Book prepared by Lucette Bailliet