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ISBN: 0374335311 / ISBN-13: 9780374335311

I, Juan de Pareja


This Spanish translation of the historical novel "I, Juan De Pareja" is based on the life of Juan de Pareja, the black assistant to the 17th-century ... Show synopsis

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  • I, Juan de Pareja (Farrar Straus Giroux) – Hardcover (1965)
    by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, Elizabeth Borton De Treviino, Elizabeth Borton De Trevino

    I, Juan de Pareja

    Hardcover, Farrar Straus Giroux
    180 pages

    ISBN: 0374335311
    ISBN-13: 9780374335311

    Novel based on the true story of the slave, Juan de Pareja, who was willed to Velazquez and whose relationship with the great Spanish painter evolved into one of friendship and equality.

  • 1. Hardcover, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1965


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by Rosanne on Jul 20, 2007

Having always admired Velazquez's art, I was curious about this fictionalized biography of his historical slave, Juan. It was written for young people, but don't let that fool you, or keep you from enjoying this treasure. As Juan tells us about events that shape his life, you will immediately be drawn in to this world of seventeenth-century Spain. Every little jewel of a chapter is as detailed as Juan's master's paintings. I'm not sure how the author accomplishes this, but the prose itself is almost a painting, every phrase written with precise strokes. I have seldom read fiction that presented itself in my mind's eye so vividly as this. A luminous story of quiet admiration and friendship, of art and hard work, of faith and interior struggle, of pain and joy. I loved it!

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