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Adrift Among Geniuses: Robert McAlmon Writer and Publisher of the Twenties.
by [Paris in the 1920s] Smoller, Sanford J.

Publisher Information:
Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park: : 1975.

A Fine copy in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Small scuff to lower corner of front panel of jacket. McAlmon was one of the more important literary figues in Paris in the 20s. He first published Hemingway, introduced him to Spain and bullfighting and wrote some very good stories. He knew everyone in Paris between the wars, and everyone who came to Paris sought out Bob McAlmon as an influential personality of the Lost Generation. After marrying the English poet and novelist Bryher, McAlmon expatriated to Paris, where his friendship with Joyce, Stein, Hemingway, and other young Left Bank writers led him to begin publishing Contact Editions, which, although financially unsuccessful, presented the works of many authors who were later to become well-known. Adrift Among Geniuses, the only biography of McAlmon, offers a comprehensive picture of McAlmon's dealings with the geniuses of modern literature. The author explores the life of Robert McAlmon through his own writing; through the memoirs, autobiographies, and biographies of his contemporaries; and through his correspondence with such figures as Ezra Pound, Kay Boyle, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Katherine Anne Porter, and Sylvia Beach, including a number of previously unpublished letters. The photographs, some never before published, also present a fascinating view of Europe in the twenties.


Edition: First Printing of the First Edition
ISBN: 0271011734
Book Id: 25617

Price: $200.00

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