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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Gertrude Stein - 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
Through the eyes of Miss Toklas, Gertrude Stein reviews both of their lives before their meeting and during their years of companionship

The Very Rich Hours of Adrienne Monnier

Adrienne Monnier - 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - Limited preview
In 1920s Paris, Adrienne Monnier provided a focal point for the writers and artists drawn to the Left Bank. Her bookstore in the Rue de l’Odeon was aptly called La Maison des Amis des Livres. Monnier took a simple though sophisticated delight in ...

Shakespeare and Company

Sylvia Beach - 1991 - Literary Criticism - Limited preview
Sylvia Beach was intimately acquainted with the expatriate and visiting writers of the Lost Generation, a label that she never accepted. Like moths of great promise, they were drawn to her well-lighted bookstore and warm hearth on the Left Bank ...

Paris on the Brink: The 1930s Paris of Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Simone de ...

Mary McAuliffe - 2018 - History - Limited preview
Paris on the Brink vividly portrays the City of Light during the tumultuous 1930s. The decade was marked by violence at home and the rise of Hitler abroad, even as glamour prevailed in fashion and Surrealism sparked new forms of artistic ...

Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel ...

Mary McAuliffe - 2011 - History - Limited preview
A humiliating military defeat by Bismarck's Germany, a brutal siege, and a bloody uprising—Paris in 1871 was a shambles, and the question loomed, "Could this extraordinary city even survive?" With the addition of an evocative new preface, Mary ...

When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole ...

Mary McAuliffe - 2019 - History - No preview available
When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, when art and architecture, music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and behavior all took dramatically new forms. Through rich illustrations and ...

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

David McCullough - 2011 - History - Limited preview
McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.