BELLA ROSENFELD CHAGALL(November 1985 - September 1944) was a Jewish Belarusian writer and the first wife of painter Marc Chagall. Chagall's works include The Burning Lights and First Encounter.
“A happy collaboration between painter Marc Chagall and his wife
Bella. . . . Chagall’s illustrations capture that special quality
of fantasy blended with truth.”
“In simple prose, Mrs. Chagall brings us into close contact with the Russian-Jewish community of the last generation—a life that is now physically in ruins but spiritually alive.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Pure pleasure to read . . . evocative, wistful. There is none who will not love this little book.”
—New York Herald Tribune