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In Transition: A Paris Anthology. Writing and Art from Transition Magazine 1927-1930.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The "In Transition" magazine was first published in 1927 and quickly became the most exciting literary magazine in Paris in the 1920s, featuring the work of Gide, Joyce, Picasso, Kafka, Stein, Miro and many many others on the cutting edge of literary expression and art. As a historical document, this collection is exceptional. It brings together for the first time many of the finest contributions to transition, a magazine of art and literature published in Paris between 1927 and 1932 by the poet Eugene Jolas and critic Elliot Paul. For its time, transition was a mouthpiece of high modernism unmatched by any other journal in Europe, and most of the great avant-garde writers (and many artists) of that era are represented here: Kafka, Rilke, Joyce and Gide, for example. Yet, what is most important is Of particular interest are not the pieces by acknowledged masters but the contributions by their pk then largely unknown disciples--most of them, like Jolas and Paul, American expatriates. By comparison, many of these American writers, such as Malcolm Cowley, Laura Riding and Harry Crosby, appear repetitive and reductive in their style, adhering more to modernism's rhetoric than to its spirit. In this light, it is clear how Hemingway became a popular modernist icon for Americans and why Hart Crane remains underappreciated by the public.

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The Twenties: Poetry & Prose. Edited By Richard E. Langford and William E. Taylor.
A Near Fine copy without dust jacket as issued. This collection of 20 critical essays contains articles on the works or Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, william Faulkner, Harry Crosby, Robinson Jeffers, Hart Crane, e.e. Cummings, William Carlos Williams, Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, H.L. Mencken, Willa Cather and others.

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(Paris in the 1920s).
Nancy Cunard: Brave Poet, Indomitable Rebel 1896-1965. Edited by Hugh Ford.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. This collection of tributes features contributions by more than 50 of her friends, and admirers. Nancy Cunard was a writer, heiress and political activist. She was born into the British upper class but strongly rejected her family's values, devoting much of her life to fighting racism and fascism. In 1920 she moved to Paris, where she became involved with literary Modernism, Surrealists and Dada. Much of her published poetry dates from this period.She became a muse to some of the 20th century's most distinguished writers and artists, in England and Paris, including Wyndham Lewis, Aldous Huxley, Tristan Tzara, Ezra Pound and Louis Aragon, who were among her lovers, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Constantin Brancusi, Langston Hughes, Man Ray, and William Carlos Williams. In 1928 she founded the Hours Press to support experimental poetry and provide a higher-paying market for young writers; her inherited wealth allowed her to take financial risks that other publishers could not. Hours Press became known for its beautiful book designs and high-quality production. She died in France in 1965.

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Brassai (Gyula Halász).
Paris By Night.
A Fine tight copy in a Near fine unclipped dust jacket with a few spots of laminate separation at the spine, otherwise Fine. Brassai moved from Berlin to Paris in 1924 and took a job as a journalist and photographer. His job often allowed him to wander the night streets. Armed with his camera, he captured the essence of the city in his photographs, publishing his first book of photographs in 1933 titled Paris de nuit (Paris by Night). His efforts met with great success, resulting in his being called "the eye of Paris" in an essay by his friend Henry Miller. In addition to photos of the seedier side of Paris, he also provided scenes from the life of the city's high society, its intellectuals, its ballet, and the grand operas. This volume collects many of his most famous Paris images.

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Flanner, Janet.
The Cubical City. A Novel.
Near Fine in Very Good dj. Slight rubbing to jacket extremities. This is a reprint of Flanner's only published novel which originally appeared in 1926. In "The Cubical City," she provides an extraordinary—and memorable—glimpse of the young artist in New York during the Jazz Age. In an Afterword written for this new edition she discusses the writer’s craft and her early schooling in and dedication to it. The story concerns the young, talented, and liberated Delia Poole who, after emerging from the Middle West and after a period of struggle, is enjoying success as a costume designer for New York musical reviews. In love with New York, established in her own studio, and en­joying life, she finds her life complicated by Paul, the impecunious suitor, and by the death of her father and her mother’s removal to New York.

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Jordan Haight, Mary Ellen.
Paris Portraits: Renoir to Chanel. Walks on the Right Bank.
A Near Fine copy of this paperback original. There was no hard cover edition. The eight walks in this companion volume to "Left Bank, Walks in Gertrude Stein's Paris" bring to life the artistic scene on the Right Bank from about 1850-1950--the time of Renoir, Manet, Picasso, Stein, Chanel, Cardin documenting the post World War I era of art. literature, and haute couture designers.

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McAlmon, Robert.
A Hasty Bunch: Short Stories.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This collection of stories was originally privately published in France in 1922 by McAlmon at his Contact Press. This edition is the first time these 24 stories have been publicly available since then. McAlmon is best known for publishing Ernest Hemingway's first book and joining him in Spain for the bull fights; but McAlmon was also a writer of some note and one of the most influential literary figures in Paris in the 1920s. He was friends with everyone of importance in Paris and his Contact Press was responsible for publishing many of the great writers of the period.

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[Art Between the Wars] Silver, Kenneth E.
Esprit De Corps: The Art of the Parisian Avant-Garde and the First World War, 1914-1925.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Near Fine bright dust jacket with a slight crease to one corner of the front flap. Kenneth Silver has written about a crucial episode in the story of modern art, the period from the outbreak of World War I to the Paris Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in 1925. Silver has reinterpreted masterpieces of modern art, from Matisse and Picasso to Leger and Le Corbusier, showing how their creators all refer --consciously or not--to the cataclysm of the Great War and its aftermath. Complete with 114 illustrations. This title is uncommon today in the hardcover edition.

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[Bohemian Paris] Seigel, Jerrold.
Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with sunning to the spine and the top edge of the front panel. Seigel has written an important work, one which monitors the development of an extraordinary counterculture through all its evolutions and ambiguities during a constantly changing period of French history. Bohemian Paris was, of course, a uniquely creative entity; its art, ideas, literature, and lifestyles influenced (and were influenced by) the bourgeois world that was simultaneously taking shape. Seigel combines a sophisticated command of French history with an authoritative understanding of those who populated Bohemian Paris, e.g., Courbet, Rimbaud, Zola, and Cocteau. Though not an easy book, this represents a major contribution to social and intellectual history.

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[Book Design] Duncan, Alastair & Georges De Bartha.
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding: French Masterpieces 1880-1940.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine illustrated dust jacket. This beautiful study of art bookbinding includes a detailed biography and bibliography of every binder included: Rose Adler, Georges Crette, Genevieve de Leotard, Rene Wiener and others. 202 color illustrations. An Art Deco Bookbinding exhibition catalog at the New York Public Library laid in.

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[Cubist Fashion] Martin, Richard.
Cubism and Fashion.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Cubism and Fashion demonstrates how the fundamental traits of Cubist art were translated into fashion during the critical years from 1908 into the early 1920s and how Cubism has continued to influence designers even to the present. This volume, by juxtaposing art and fashion, shows how many of the most glittering and elegant dresses of the teens and twenties benefited from Cubist concepts. Significantly, this book does not extol rudimentary drawings for apparel by Cubist artists, but rather presents a critical study of the most accomplished creations by Poiret, Vionnet, Chanel, and other premier designers who assimilated Cubist principles. Here their work is shown next to art works by Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, and other seminal artists of the early twentieth century. Martin argues that the influence of Cubism has been at least as powerful for fashion as it has been for bringing about a new way of seeing in the fine arts. During the teens fashion made its transformation from a full, rounded, static, and exaggerated shell built on the human body to a soft, dynamic cylinder revealing the body and reveling in flatness. Includes 147 illustrations of which 132 are in color.

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[Expatriate Art] Turner, Elizabeth Hutton.
Americans in Paris: Man Ray, Gerald Murphy Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder.
A Very Good copy in Very Good wraps with a creased corner. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name organized by the Philips Collection in Washington, D.C. (1996). The book documents the work and influences of these four notables of the avant-garde, who starftle and delight to this day. Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy, whose billboard sized subist icon dominated the 1924 Salon des Indepedndants & launched a brief but brilliant career; Stuart Davis, who explored cubist painting, lithography & jazz; Man Ray, who abandoned oil to 'paint with light'; and Alexander Calder, who's wire circuses and portraits transformed 'play.' Features 39 color and103 black & white illustrations of the works of these four important American artists.

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[Expatriate Meals] Rodriguez-Hunter, Suzanne.
Found Meals of the Lost Generation: Recipes and Anecdotes from 1920s Paris.
A Fine bright unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket . The author has recreated thirty real-life Paris gatherings of artists, writers, dancers and musicians, provided the setting, the guest list, the conversation and of course the food into an engaging look at the social life of Paris in the 20s. Availing herself of more than 100 biographies, memoirs, letters and novels, Rodriguez-Hunter's research yields abundant references to food and meals of the Moderns from the now-historic banquet thrown by Picasso and Gertrude Stein for Henri Rousseau in 1908, to the exalted Cucumber Sandwiches a la Oscar Wilde served at the weekly salon of Natalie Barney; Kiki's Boeuf Daube from her native Burgandy; and the Truite Grenobloise dinner A.J. Liebling shared with his father in 1927 at Maillabuau's, then one of Paris' best restaurants. The author devotes each chapter to one or more important expat personality, from Antheil to Zelda, with a deftly distilled biography and a relevant, often amusing anecdote or quote relating to an actual meal. Once equipped with a genuine menu, she proceeds with recipes that replicate the meal as authentically as possible.

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[Expatriate Paris Art] Turner, Elizabeth Hutton.
Americans in Paris: Man Ray, Gerald Murphy Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. "Americans in Paris" documents the work and influence of these four notable artists of the avant-garde who flowered during the 1920s in Paris. Turner follows the development of four Americans who came to Paris during the Twenties and returned to the US with renewed enthusiasm for their art. The book features the photography of Man Ray, who brought Dadism to New York. Gerald Murphy who honed his minimalist, post cubist cityscapes here, and Stuart Davis, who produced some of his best tightly constructed, surrealist cubism-influenced paintings. Alexander Calder developed the new medium of bent and twisted wire as art and the never imagined mobile. Included with all this is Guy Davenport's trenchant essay explicating this art and of Paris as the eternal attraction for artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Richly illustrated with 39 color and 103 b&w images.

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[Expatriate Paris] Gajdusek, Robert.
Hemingway's Paris.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket with slight rippling to the front panel. This volume brings to life the rich literary experience of Hemingway's years in Paris as an apprentice writer. Some 200 photographs and writings from the works of Hemingway, his friends, relatives and biographers reveals Hemingway's life in the cafes, nightclubs, racetracks, the Paris streets and the homes where he lived and worked. Richly illustrated.

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[Expatriate Paris] Knoll, Robert E.
Robert McAlmon: Expatriate Publisher and Writer.
A Very Good plus copy with newspaper offsetting to last page and inside back cover in Original paperback wraps with light toning to the extremities. This edition features a foreword by William Carlos Williams that was not in the first printing. Robert Knoll here presents an early assessment of expatriate writer and publisher Robert McAlmon who brought out the earliest works of Hemingway and other soon to be major writers in Paris. The book is broken into three major sections: McAlmon's Life, McAlmon's Publishing, and McAlmon's Books.

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[Expatriate Paris] Morton, Brian.
Americans in Paris: An Anecdotal Street Guide.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine dj with touch of wear to jacket corners. This street guide chronicles where Americans from John Paul Jones to Martin Luther King, Jr. lived, worked, played and were seen. Maps and anecdotal histories. Contains much material on the expatriate community in Paris in the 1920s. Each entry is enhanced with quotes, anecdotes and excerpts from letters. Illustrated with photos and maps.

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[French Travel] Levenstein, Harvey.
Seductive Journey: American Tourists in France from Jefferson to the Jazz Age.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. The author begins this social history of American tourism in France in 1786 with Thomas Jefferson's journey toward self-improvement , through the cultural tourism of the 1800's to the devastating effects of the First World War and it aftermath resulting in the Golden Age of French expatriation known as the the Roaring Twenties.

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[Hemingway, Ernest] Reynolds, Michael.
Hemingway: The Final Years.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. Michael Reynolds discovered the truth about Hemingway's activities during the war years, which included running a counterintelligence operation in Havana. The postwar period was the most productive of Hemingway's writing life, when he authored the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Old Man and the Sea and received the Nobel Prize. Even as Hemingway graced the cover of Life magazine, his physical and mental health deteriorated while his public image as hunter and sportsman continued to demand the strenuous life. In 1961 he committed suicide, leaving behind the stuff of which American myths are made.This is the final volume in Reynolds' five volume biography of Ernest Hemingway.

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[Literary Letters & Memoir] Stein, Gertrude and Alice B. Toklas.
Dear Sammy: Letters from Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas. Edited with a Memoir by Samuel M. Steward.
A Near Fine copy with slight offsetting to flyleaf most likely from a laid-in newspaper clipping in a Near Fine, unclipped dj with light soiling to rear panel of jacket. The "Sammy" referred to in the title of this book refers to Samuel Steward a professor of English who befriended Stein and Toklas in the 1930s. This volume contains Steward's lengthy memoir of his longtime relationship with the two famous ladies of Paris along with a selection of over 100 hundred letters from Gertrude dating from 1933 to her death in 1946 and letters from Alice.

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[Literary Letters & Memoir] Stein, Gertrude and Alice B. Toklas.
Dear Sammy: Letters from Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas. Edited with a Memoir by Samuel M. Steward.
A Near Fine copy with a bookplate on the front pastedown in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket with a closed triangular tear tp the front panel of jacket. The "Sammy" referred to in the title of this book refers to Samuel Steward a professor of English who befriended Stein and Toklas in the 1930s. This volume contains Steward's lengthy memoir of his longtime relationship with the two famous ladies of Paris along with a selection of over 100 hundred letters from Gertrude dating from 1933 to her death in 1946 and letters from Alice.

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[Modern Art] Buisson, Sylvie and Christian Parisot.
Paris Montmartre: A Mecca of Modern Art 1860-1920.
Original Wraps. A Near Fine copy of this paperback original. This is a large paperback in self wraps. Between 1860 and 1920 artists flocked to Montmartre, transforming it into a cultural mecca that left an everlasting impression on the world of art. Over 150 full-color photos, paintings, drawings and posters tell the amazing story of such celebrated artists as Degas, Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and others, emphasizing their creativity and how it evolved in the magical atmosphere of Montmartre.

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[Paris Bourgeois] Seigel, Jerrold.
Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's original promotional newsletter laid in. Seigel has written an important work, one which monitors the development of an extraordinary counterculture through all its evolutions and ambiguities during a constantly changing period of French history. Bohemian Paris was, of course, a uniquely creative entity; its art, ideas, literature, and lifestyles influenced (and were influenced by) the bourgeois world that was simultaneously taking shape. The author combines a sophisticated command of French history with an authoritative understanding of those who populated Bohemian Paris, e.g., Courbet, Rimbaud, Zola, and Cocteau. Though not an easy book, this represents a major contribution to social and intellectual history.

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[Paris Expatriates] Crosby, Harry.
Shadows of the Sun: The Diaries of Harry Crosby.
A Fine copy in a Fine acetate dust jacket. This is 1/200 numbered copies with a corduroy binding. Harry Crosby, the nephew of banker/financier J.P. Morgan, died in 1929 at the age of 31 in a double suicide pact in a New York hotel with one of his mistresses. What brought this priviledged Bostonian to such an abrupt end is not so eay to explain. When America officially entered the First World War he volunteered with the U.S. Army Ambulance Corps. It was during the the Battle of Orme that an artillery shell exploded next to him killing everyone nearby but sparing Harry. From that point on, he was obsessed with death and the brilliance of the sun. He moved to Paris int he early 20s living the bohemian life with his fellow expatriates, indulging himself in all of the taboos as if to challenge death to take him. These diaries record his fascination with travel, exotic intoxicants, open marriage and above all--death. It has been said by a contemporary that when Harry died, so died the Lost Generation.

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[Paris Expatriates] Longstreet, Stephen.
We All Went to Paris: Americans in the City of Light 1776-1971.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Stephen Longstreet traces the long-standing migration of Americans to the City of Light beginning with Robert Fulton who operated his first successful steamboat on the Seine, James McNeill Whistler who first went to Paris as an art student, up through the Lost Generation of artists and writers and the subsequent post World War II writers and publishers.

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[Paris in the 1920's] Greenfield, Howard.
They Came to Paris.
A Near Fine copy with a small remainder dot to the top edge in a Very Good plus price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the extremities. The author delivers an informative overview of the artistic movement to Paris following the end of the First World War and ending with the stock market crash in 1929. Greenfield profiles all the major art, music, and literary figures and puts them in the context of the times of search for new identities and purposes. Illustrated with period photos.

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[Paris in the 1920s] McAlmon, Robert.
McAlmon and the Lost Generation: A Self Portrait. Edited with a Commentary by Robert Knoll.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with slight moisture rippling to the real panel. McAlmon was a major fixture in the expatriate community of Paris in the 20s. He was at the center of the avant-garde literary scene and founded one of the more important small literary presses that published many of the soon to be important writers in Paris. For the most part, McAlmon has gone unrecognized for his contributions to the period both as a personality and a writer, but this anthology of his writings goes a long ways in correcting that and setting straight the record of McAlmon's importance .

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[Paris in the 1920s] McAlmon, Robert.
McAlmon and the Lost Generation: A Self Portrait. Edited with a Commentary by Robert Knoll.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the spine. McAlmon was a major fixture in the expatriate community of Paris in the 20s. He was at the center of the avant-garde literary scene and founded one of the more important small literary presses that published many of the soon to be important writers in Paris. For the most part, McAlmon has gone unrecognized for his contributions to the period both as a personality and a writer, but this anthology of his writings goes a long ways in correcting that and setting straight the record of McAlmon's importance .

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[Paris in the 1920s] .
Parisian Fields. Edited by Michael Sheringham.
A Very Good plus copy in paperback binding with a crease to a corner of the rear panel. The writers of Parisian Fields investigate how Paris has been both seen and shaped by tourist guides; how its topography has been represented and allegorized by film-makers like Godard, Clair, Vigo and Renoir; how the city has responded to "new" Parisians – for example Afro-American musicians and dancers such as Josephine Baker – and to previously marginalized Parisians – gays and women. Literary analysis, film, social and gender theory, perspectives on urbanism; here are many provocative and innovative views of the open field of Paris, which will appeal to anyone interested in French cultural and literary studies – or just in the City of Light herself. With essays by Roger Clark, Nicholas Hewitt, Jon Kear, Tom Conley, Michael Sheringham, Alex Hughes, Adrian Rifkin, Belinda Jack, Verena Andermatt Conley and Marc Augé.This collection of essays on the Art & Urbanism of Paris addresses surrealism and film, psychoanalysis and feminism, new art forms, and many other aspects of the City of Light.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Allan, Tony.
The Glamour Years: Paris 1919-1940.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This pictorial history of the "Crazy Years" in Paris between the wars is fully illustrated with contemporary photographs and illustrations depicting the swinging exhuberance that was the free and decadent decade following the First World War. Tony Allan describes the effects of the war on Europe's social and cultural fabric, followed by the emergence of the literary salons, the arrival of the Lost Generation of writers and artists, the crash of '39 followed by the Second World War which brought an end to Crazy Years.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Allan, Tony.
The Glamour Years: Paris 1919-1940.
A Near Fine tight copy with a previous owner inscription on the flyleaf in a Fine bright price clipped dust jacket. This pictorial history of the "Crazy Years" in Paris between the wars is fully illustrated with contemporary photographs and illustrations depicting the swinging exhuberance that was the free and decadent decade following the First World War. Tony Allan describes the effects of the war on Europe's social and cultural fabric, followed by the emergence of the literary salons, the arrival of the Lost Generation of writers and artists, the crash of '39 followed by the Second World War which brought an end to Crazy Years.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Anderson, Sherwood.
France and Sherwood Anderson: Paris Notebook, 1921.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This slim volume (102 pages) represents the first publication of Sherwood Anderson's notebook in which he documented his first trip to Paris in 1921. During this trip, Anderson met Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Andre Gide and his experiences in France had a profound effect on his thinking and would shape the fictional themes that would appear in his later works. The editor, Michael Fanning, has included excerpts from Anderson's letters and the writings of French critics as well as his own introductory and critical chapters.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Antheil, George.
Bad Boy of Music.
A Very Good plus copy in a dust jacket that is missing a large chip from the top edge of the front panel and a smaller chip to the top edge of the rear panel. Still a difficult book to locate with any kind of jacket. Antheil was a classically trained pianist who traveled to Europe after the first war, married a Hungarian woman, lived above Sylvia Beach's book store and became a colorful member of the Left Bank expatriate community. His best known work is "Ballet Mecanique" (scored for machines and airplane propeller), but he also scored the movie "The Scoundrel" and later wrote an advice column for the lovelorn.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Bald, Wambly.
On The Left Bank, 1929-1933.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Wambly Bald went to Paris in 1929 and worked for the Chicago Tribune where he wrote a weekly column called "La Vie de Boheme." In this column he tried to capture the energy and spirit of Montparnasse through his accounts of the model Kiki, a young writer named Henry Miller, Gertrude Stein and Aleister Crowley to name but a few. The serendipitously named Bald is a funny, unpretentious writer, and because his essays were meant as ephemera, they aren't as dated as much as the ""serious"" reportage of the time. These columns were written for The Chicago Tribune, like a somewhat cracked society column, or in-house newsletter for a wild theater troupe. Bald was a friend of Henry Miller and Hemingway, who apparently paid his passage back home in the 1930's. Apart from his wit, Bald seems to have been a congenial companion who was almost always drunk. The irony is that this lush of a columnist outlived them all. A great first hand look at the expatriate community at its best and worst.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Beach, Sylvia.
Shakespeare and Company: The Story of an American Bookshop in Paris.
A Near Fine tight copy in a Near Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. Laid-in is a postcard announcing the appearance of Sylvia Beach at the Poetry Center in New York delivering a talk on "The American and French of the Twenties Meet in the Rue de L'Odeon." Beginning in 1919 Ms. Beach, through her lending library and bookstore, became the den mother of the expatriate writing community in Paris and also the publisher of what many believe to be the most important piece of 20th Century literature-Ulysses by James Joyce. She knew everybody worth knowing in Paris and her memoirs show just how important a bookshop and its owner can be in the literary world.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Benstock, Shari.
Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing to the extremities and a small nick to the rear flap. This important study investigates a little-known aspect of 20th-century literary history. Benstock describes the lives and work of approximately two dozen English and American women who lived in Paris during its heyday as a literary center. Though many of these women made significant contributions both to Parisian expatriate culture and to modern literature, they have long been overshadowed by the reputations of their male relatives and colleagues. By examining the lives and work of such diverse figures as Gertrude Stein and Caresse Crosby, Edith Wharton and Djuna Barnes, Benstock attempts to establish what it was like to be both a woman and a writer in literary Paris at the time. >From the Library Journal.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Bougault, Valerie.
Paris Montparnasse: The Heyday of Modern Art 1910-1940.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright Paperback binding. There was no hardcover edition of this book. On Paris's Left Bank, the small bohemian district of Montparnasse was a hotbed of creative activity in the early part of the 20th century, attracting artists and writers from all over the world. Almost every artist featured in the annals of modern painting passed through Montparnasse during the years between the two World Wars. Severini, the cofounder of futurism, came from Italy; Foujita came from Japan. In black-and-white photos you'll also find Rousseau, Matisse, Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine, Picasso, Man Ray, Giacometti, and their apartments, studios, and favorite cafés. Vintage photographs of Montparnasse, juxtaposed with the more than 150 color illustrations of the artworks created, evokes the sense of nostalgia that still permeates the area.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Brassai.
Letters to My Parents. Translated from the Hungarian by PeterLaki and Barna Kantor.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. This volume of letters and photographs by the man who was nicknamed the "Eye of Paris" by Hemry Miller chronicles Brassai's early life and arrtistic development in Paris and Berlin during the 1920s and 30s.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Carpenter, Humphrey.
Geniuses Together: American Writers in Paris in the 1920s.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket . "A collage of Left-Bank expatriate life as it was experienced by the Hemingway generation," this work benefits from Carpenter's wealth of rich memoir material, engaging style, and acute eye for lively anecdote. He also accepts the stereotype of the Lost Generation's decade-long party chiefly remarkable for the fun it afforded the participants and subsequent myths of artistic brilliance.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Carpenter, Humphrey.
Geniuses Together: American Writers in Paris in the 1920s.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket . "A collage of Left-Bank expatriate life as it was experienced by the Hemingway generation," this work benefits from Carpenter's wealth of rich memoir material, engaging style, and acute eye for lively anecdote. He also accepts the stereotype of the Lost Generation's decade-long party chiefly remarkable for the fun it afforded the participants and subsequent myths of artistic brilliance.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Charters, Jimmie "The Barman".
This Must Be the Place: Memoirs of Montparnasse. As Told to Morrill Cody. Edited with a Preface By Hugh Ford. Introduction By
A Fine copy in Fine paperback dust jacket. Jimmie Charters became famous and popular as the barman for the expatriate community in Paris in the 20's. Many of his wealthy and titled customers would event ually invite him to their private parties not to tend bar but a valued guest. His memoirs are an important addition to the body of work written by participants of the period.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Conover, Anne.
Caresse Crosby: From Black Sun to Roccasinibalda.
A Near Fine copy in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with faint stain to bottom edge. Caresse was the wife of the poet and publisher Harry Crosby and together they founded their Black Sun Press in Paris in the 1920s. Their press would become famous for publishing such literary luminaries including Kay Boyle, Hart Crane, Archibald MacLeish, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Duncan, Anaïs Nin, and Henry Miller. This copy is inscribed by the biographer to Helen Simpson Seggerman, the daughter of one of Caresse's closest friends, and who provided valuable information for this book. Helen Simpson was a society girl from Montclair, NJ who was also very active in the Paris arts scene of the 1920s.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Cronin, Vincent.
Paris: City of Light 1919-1939.
A Fine copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Vincent Cronin shows in this compelling and original book - which encompasses social, intellectual, political and cultural history - the full picture of the cultural life in Paris between the wars. He also examines developments in the arts, fashion and politics, and has something surprising to say about each of them; but also investigates the achievements of Parisian philosophers and industrialists.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Fielding, Daphne.
Those Remarkable Cunards: Emerald and Nancy.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket with wear to the heel of the spine. This is the biographical study of two very powerful women...the mother, Emerald (Maud Burke) and her daughter Nancy Cunard, wife and daughter of Sir Bache Cunard of the famous shipping line of the same name. While they both were influential in their own social spheres exercising taste, assurance, boundless zeal and an over-riding interest in the arts, they eventually became estranged over Nancy's involvement with African-American men and the cause for Negro equality long before the civil rights movement. Both women became the models of numerous paintings, sculptures and fictional characters in novels. Nancy joined the expatriate coimmunity in Paris in the 1920s not only as a socialite but also as a poet, publisher and participant in the cultural explosion that was Paris in the twenties.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Fitch, Noel Riley.
Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation. A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties & Thirties.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Fitch has created a literary chronicle of the most creative decades of the twentieth century as seen through the life and literary engagements of bookshop owner Sylvia Beach. In 1917, Sylvia Beach walked into a Paris bookshop, where she met Adrienne Monnier, the woman who would become her life companion. In 1919, Beach opened her own English-language bookshop and lending library, Shakespeare and Company, which would become the cynosure of an entire literary movement. Literary expatriates were drawn to her shop, but her most celebrated literary efforts are those she made on behalf of her literary idol, James Joyce, undertaking the publication of Ulysses. Noel Riley Fitch uses Beach as the focal point for a fascinating portrait of an artistic community filled with anecdote after anecdote. From the intellectual salons at Natalie Barney's residence--of which "William Carlos Williams would recall only the lesbian women dancing together"--to the seemingly constant presence of Ezra Pound, Fitch's account solidifies the importance of the time and place he so vividly re-creates.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Flanner, Janet.
Paris Was Yesterday 1925-1939. Edited by Irving Drutman.
A Near Fine copy with a discrete owner name on the front flyleaf in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket. In 1925, Flanner--an American writer living in Paris--began writing her regular "Letter from Paris" to The New Yorker. The result was her own original brand of journalism that was precise, personal, colorful and descriptive covering the people, places and events unfolding during the most vital period in the modernist period.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Ford, Hugh.
Four Lives in Paris with a Foreword by Glenway Wescott.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Hugh Ford profiles four creative expatriates in Paris who have been overshadowed by a host of more highly visible writers and artists: Composer George Antheil who was nicknamed the Bad Boy of Music, Kay Boyle a writer whose early life in Paris was as turbulent as it was productive, Harold Stearns traded the life of a social and political critic in New York for a subsistance life in Paris among the Lost Generation, and Margaret Anderson left her editorship fo the Little Review in New York in search for a more spiritual life in Paris. Each of these stories shed fresh light on the glory years of Paris in the Twenties.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Ford, Hugh.
Four Lives in Paris. With a Foreword by Glenway Wescott.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Review Copy with promo material laid-in. Hugh Ford profiles four creative expatriates in Paris who have been overshadowed by a host of more highly visible writers and artists: Composer George Antheil who was nicknamed the Bad Boy of Music, Kay Boyle a writer whose early life in Paris was as turbulent as it was productive, Harold Stearns traded the life of a social and political critic in New York for a subsistance life in Paris among the Lost Generation, and Margaret Anderson left her editorship fo the Little Review in New York in search for a more spiritual life in Paris. Each of these stories shed fresh light on the glory years of Paris in the Twenties.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Glassco, John.
Memoirs of Montparnasse.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright price-clipped dust jacket with a small chip to the heel of the spine. John Glassco travelled to Paris in 1928 at the age of eighteen in a effort "to enjoy myself." And that he did. The first three chapters of this memoir were written not long after he arrived and speak to the initial excitement and wonder of the Bohemian life in Paris. Not until 1932, did Glassco set down his recollections of the remainder of his life in Paris where he mingled with the famous and the not-so-famous. Glassco was a hustler in the broadest sense of the word; he partied extensively and eventually supported himself as a male prostitute. He also made an effort to seek out the literary lions in Paris including Robert McAlmon, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Hansen, Arlen.
Expatriate Paris: A Cultural and Literary Guide to Paris of the 1920s.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This comprehensive volume revisits both the well-known and little known Parisian locales where the writers, artists and entertainers of the 1920s lived, worked and played. The book is broken down into 33 geographical sections and indexed by streets, individuals and topics.

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