Romain Gary

Address:Mindaugo g. / J. Basanavičiaus g.
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This small statue by sculptor R. Kvintas was made in remembrance of renowned writer Romain Gary, a famous French writer of the 20th century as well as a pilot, diplomat and director. The small and frail figure of a boy, positioned next to the house where the writer once lived, quaintly stands out against the busy crossing. The story of the statue stems from the autobiographic story of the writer in his book Promise at Dawn (La promesse de l’aube), in which he tells of his childhood in Vilnius and his admiration for a girl named Valentina. Struggling to win her attention the writer would cut and eat a gumshoe.

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