The Crying Woman
Original title: La mujer que llora

The Crying Woman

Original title: La mujer que llora

A writer is preparing a novel about the life of Dora Maar, who was an extremely talented Surrealist artist, until she crossed paths with Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Lover, muse, and eventual victim of the artist, Dora sets out on a trip to Venice, which will mark a turning point in her life. On her return to Paris, she would withdraw from the world, shutting herself up in her flat for good.

On the fortieth anniversary of the death of the Malagan genius, Zoe Valdés gets under the skin of a woman who gave up everything for love, offering readers a vivid, moving novel about passion taken to the limit.

Highlights The Crying Woman


Winner of the Premio Azorín Award 2013.

A gripping novel about Dora Maar and her passionate relationship with Picasso, set in Bohemian Paris in the thirties.

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Muza (Poland), Serbia.

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Publishing date: | 384 pages | ISBN: 978-84-08-01391-4 | Imprint: Editorial Planeta