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Romain Gary

born as Roman Kacew
Vilnius 1914 - Paris 1980
French diplomat, novelist, film director and World War II aviator of Litvak origin. He is the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt twice (under his own name and under a pseudonym).
(Wikipedia)
Romas Kvintas
2007

Vilnius /  Romain Gary   Vilnius /  Romain Gary

Description

Bronze statue of a boy clutching a galosh and looking to the sky.

Inscription(s)

ROMAIN GARY
(1914 m. Vilniuje - 1980 m. Paryžiuje)

Vienas žymiausių XX a. Prancūzijos
rašytojų, vienintelis pasaulyje
laimėjęs divi Goncourt'ų
premijas (1956 m. ir 1975 m. -
E. Ažaro slapyvardžiu),
karo didvyris lakūnas, diplomatas.
Savo vaikystė šioje gatvėje
aprašė romane "Aušros pažadas".

Skulptūra tarsi knygos epizodas -
PIRMOJU VILNIAUS MEILĖ.

ROMAIN GARY
(1914 Vilnius - 1980 Paris)

One of the most famous French writers
of the twentieth century, the world's only
double winner of the Prix
Goncourt (1956 and 1975 -
pseudonym E. Ajaro)
War hero pilot, diplomat.
His childhood in the street
is described in the novel "Promise at Dawn".

Sculpture shows an episode of the book -
First love Vilnius.

Also a plaque with the names of the sponsors.

Signature

kvintas / 2006 / a/e ©

Annotation

Gary was born in the direct neighbourhood, J. Basanavičiaus gatvė 18. The statue shows a scene from the autobiographical novel Promise at Dawn. The boy ate one of his overshoes in attempt to impress a little girl living next door.

Vilnius - Romain Gary

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 54°40'50" - E 25°16'22")

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