Click on the names of Ehrenburg's "cafe mates," and see what they have to say about Tangled Loyalties.
Ilya Ehrenburg was famous for the time he spent reading and writing in Parisian cafes. In 1911, he was among the original habitues of the Rotonde Cafe at the corner of the Boulevard de Montparnasse and the Boulevard Raspail near the Latin Quarter. He actually met Picasso, Modigliani, Chagall, and a host of other famous artists and writers there. In the 1920s and 1930s, he switched his allegiance to Le Dome or La Coupole, where he often held court with other writers and journalists. This Cafe Scene is an homage to that faraway time and place.