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By Todd DePastino

A self-described “desert rat” who rocketed to repute on the age of 22, invoice Mauldin used flashing black brush strains and sardonic captions to catch the realm of the yankee wrestle soldier in global conflict II. His comic strip dogfaces, Willie and Joe, seemed in Stars and Stripes and thousands of newspapers again domestic, bearing grim witness to lifestyles within the foxhole. We’ve by no means seen warfare within the comparable method on account that. This lushly illustrated biography attracts on deepest papers, correspondence, and hundreds of thousands of unique drawings to render an entire portrait of a posh and quintessentially American genius.

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Um wo zu landen? Irgendwo außerhalb des gewohnten Zusammenhangs, in der Einsamkeit. Einsamkeit - was sie dem noch nicht Siebzehnjährigen bedeutete, schildert eine Aufzeichnung, die aus den Spätjahren Offenbachs stammt. Der verlassene alte Mann gedenkt in ihr der Verlassenheit seiner Pariser Jugend und des Trostes, den ihm damals eine aus der Kindheit her vertraute Melodie gewährte. Mutter und Schwester hatten sie häufig gesungen, um ihn in Schlummer zu wiegen. Ein zarter, langsamer Walzer, von dem er allerdings nur die ersten acht Takte kannte; sei es, daß er nach ihnen immer gleich eingeschlafen war, sei es, daß seine Angehörigen selber nicht weiter gewußt hatten.

Ein sonderbares Geschick waltete über dieser Erscheinung. Der so Betitelte war nämlich tatsächlich gar nicht Lord Seymour, sondern - was kaum einer wußte ein junger verwahrloster Mensch namens La Battue. Unehelicher Sohn eines Engländers, hatte er nach dessen Tod ein Millionenvermögen geerbt und sodann durch kostspielige Torheiten billige Popularität zu erkaufen gesucht. Er hatte von seinen Verschwenderallüren im Karneval abgesehen, pompöse Bälle veranstaltet und seine verschiedenen Mätressen in Odaliskentracht durch Paris spazieren geführt.

Genau diese Tendenz aber war es auch, die das Wesen Offenbachs bestimmte und sich in seinen Operetten ausprägte. So lag in der Tat die Vermutung nahe, daß er sich gleich bei der ersten Begegnung mit dem Cancan einlassen werde. Das Unerwartete geschah: er ging am Cancan vorüber, ohne irgendwelche Gemeinsamkeiten zu wittern. Der Grund hierfür war der, daß ihm der Cancan in urwüchsigem Zustand entgegentrat, - ein grobschlächtiger Naturbursche, der seine dunkle Herkunft sofort dadurch verriet, daß er sich höchst unflätig benahm.

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