On The Left Bank, 1929-1933.
by [Paris in the 20s] Bald, Wambly.
Ohio University Press,,
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Review Copy with slip laid-in. Wambly Bald went to Paris in 1929 and worked for the Chicago Tribune where he wrote a weekly column called "La Vie de Boheme." Bald lived in Paris at almost the right time. He arrived just at the end of the magic decade of the 20s, and began writing articles on bohemian life for the European edition of The Chicago Tribune. His column, much of which is reproduced here was an irreverent who's who of the avant-garde. It poked fun at all who haunted the Latin Quarter or who took themselves too seriously. He described Ford Maddox Ford as a ''huge, bland bulk'' whose jaw ''woggled'' when he danced, and wrote that Aldous Huxley, then 38, looked ''like a person who had been concentrating for 75 years.'' Much of Mr. Bald's commentary was tongue in cheek; he was a master of the one-liner and the telling anecdote. His columns consisted of reconstructed conversations, barroom banter and gossip, amid his reports on gallery openings, dance performances and parties. Most wicked were his comments on visits with artists and writers.
Edition: First Printing of the First Edition
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