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[Paris Architecture] White, Norval.
The Guide to the Architecture of Paris.
A Fine tight copy of this paperback original. There was no hardcover edition of this title. The author documents more than 2000 Paris buildings, monuments, parks with 58 walking tours and 25 maps. Fully illustrated.

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[Paris in the 20s] Fitch, Noel R.
Walks in Hemingway's Paris: A Guide to Paris for the Literary Traveler.
A Fine paperback copy. Contains maps, photographs, literary references, and historical Hemingway haunts.

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[Paris in the 20s] Leland, John.
A Guide to Hemingway's Paris. With Walking Tours.
A Fine tight copy in Fine bright pictorial wraps. No hardcover edition. This guide book points out the cafes, hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gardens and other signifcant landmarks of the Paris expatriate community during the 1920s. Complete with period photographs, maps, metro stops and index.

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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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[Paris in the 20's] Strauss, Monica J.
Cruel Banquet: The Life and Loves of Frida Strindberg.
First Printing. A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dj. At age 20, Frida Uhl (1872-1943) became the second wife of the 43-year-old Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The marriage lasted just two years. Very intelligent and inclined to rebel against the strictures of her upper-middle-class Viennese parents, she was a poor fit for one of the most misogynistic of all writers. Before the divorce was final, she had borne a son with German playwright Franz Wedekind; among other numerous lovers was English painter Augustus John. Although Strauss, a cultural journalist, ultimately fails to convince us that Strindberg's life, beyond her liaisons with famous artistic men, requires full-length biographical treatment, she does provide a fascinating cultural history. On the one hand, Strindberg's is the not uncommon tragedy of the fin-de-si cle liberated woman discovering that even bohemian men often abused independent-minded, sexually liberated women. On the other, her attraction to emotionally abusive men seems almost willful, her virtual abandonment of her two children irresponsible, and her lectures on and 1935 memoir of August Strindberg delusional and self-serving. Strauss has combed several European archives and writes clearly, and her book belongs in most collections of 19th-century German culture and literature, Strindberg, and women's biography. From the Library Journal.

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[Paris in the 20s] Morton, Brian.
Americans in Paris: An Anecdotal Street Guide to the Homes and Haunts of Americans from Jefferson to Capote.
A Near Fine copy of this paperback edition with a small crease to rear corner. The author has produced a wonderful street-by-street guide to the residents and famous haunts of 240 important Americans who inhabited the City of Light from the days of Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, the expatriates in the 1920s and members of the beat era. Through letters, anecdotes, and quotes Brian Morton paints an intimate portrait of many of the visitors, along with maps and photographs.

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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] Wineapple, Brenda.
Genet: A Biography of Janet Flanner.
A Near Fine copy with a remainder stripe to the bottom edge. From 1925 until 1975, Janet Flanner wrote The New Yorker's Letters From Paris under the pseudonym Genet. In 1921, Flanner traveled to Paris with her female lover and a few years later became the Paris correspondent for the New Yorker Magazine. On her arrival in Paris in the '20s, she was drawn into the community of expatriates whose names still glitter today: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Sylvia Beach, Ernest Hemingway, Kay Boyle. . . . In addition to her Letters From Paris, The New Yorker published her lengthy profiles of some of the foremost figures in 20th-Century art, literature and politics, among them Pablo Picasso, Edith Wharton, even Adolf Hitler. Although she left France for the United States during World War II, on her return, she traveled widely to report on the war's aftermath, including the Nuremberg trials. For fifty years, she contributed regular columns on life on the Continent and most specifically the expatriate life in Paris.

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[Paris in the 20s] Root, Waverley; Abt, Samuel (editor).
The Paris Edition : 1927-1934.
A Very Good plus copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof with some sunning to the spine. Publisher's original press release laid in. This is the previously unpublished memoirs of Waverly Root who was a reporter, editor, and food writer who worked for the Paris Edition of the Chicago Tribune from the late 20s into the early 30s. Best known in later life as an authority on the food of France and Italy, Root, who died in 1982, became a newspaperman with the Paris Edition of the Chicago Tribune in 1927, and these memoirs of his early years there describe a time and a world that continue to attract thousands of Americans. As he shows in this charming memoirone of the most pleasant ever written about Paris and about journalismlife on the Trib could be both funny and exasperating. Here are amusing encounters with Col. Robert McCormick, the paper's eccentric, dictatorial owner; Harold Stearns, the master borrower among the expatriates; Robert McAlmon, cadaverous poet, publisher of little magazines, indefatigable cafe sitter and party-goer; petite Louisette, the handmaiden of the newspaper staff. Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Charles Lindbergh, William L. Shirer and Gertrude Stein are tantalizingly glimpsed. Abt is an editor on the International Herald Tribune in Paris.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Haright, Mary Ellen Jordan.
Paris Portraits: Renoir to Chanel. Walks on the Right Bank.
A Very Good plus paperback copy in illustrated wraps. No hardcover edition. The author pieces together the artistic scene of the Right Bank from about 1850-1950, the times of Renoir, Matisse, Manet, Picasso, Stein, Chanel and Cardin, the post World War I era and the Paris avant -garde.

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[Radical Women] Dearborn, Mary V.
Queen of Bohemia: The Life of Louise Bryant.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. Louis Bryant was an American journalist and writer. She was best known for her Marxist and anarchist beliefs and her essays on radical political and feminist themes. Bryant met journalist John Reed in Portland, Oregon while he was visiting his family after attending Harvard and moving in "Radical" circles of the Village in New York CIty. Louise moved with him to New York City, and together they traveled to Russia in 1917 where they witnessed the October Revolution. Both published books about the event, Reed's Ten Days that Shook the World and Bryant's Six Red Months in Russia. Bryant was with Reed when he died of typhus in 1920. Bryant was part of the expatriate community in Paris in the 20s, eventually aligning herself with lesbian circles which cost her her marriage to American diplomat William Bullitt and custody of her only child. She died in 1936 of a rare disease characterized by painful tissue growths.

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[Paris in the 20s] Coons, Lorraine; Varias, Alexander.
Tourist Third Cabin: Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Tourist Third Cabin offers a window into a bygone era, where the technological marvels and floating palaces of modern steamships like the Queen Mary, the Normandie, and Olympic transported a new breed of tourist between Europe and North America. The interwar period saw the birth of mass transatlantic tourism. The authors offer an intimate glimpse of the microcosm of the changing world that was the luxury liner. From crew members to passengers, ship decor to technological innovation, through labor unrest and political upheaval, we see the social world and the business of travel at the dawn of the modern age.

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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 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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[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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[Paris the 1920s] Wolff, Geoffrey.
Black Sun. The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Crosby, the nephew of J.P. Morgan, volunteered for service as an ambulance driver during World War I and during the battle of Verdun suffered a direct artillery hit that should have killed him. But his miraculous survival forever traumatized him whereby he thereafter challenged death. After the war, he returned to Paris with his new wife, Caresse Crosby, founded the Black Sun Press publishing many of the literary notables in Paris in the Twenties and became the focal point of the wild expatriate community. At age 31 he was involved in a double suicide in a New York hotel with his mistress thus ending his tragic and highly energetic life.

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(French Literature) Lake, Carlton.
Confessions of a Literary Archaeologist.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The author was the Executive Curator of the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas who over the course of decades built the "finest collection of research materials on modern French literature and the arts anywhere outside of Paris." In this memoir, Lake shares his story of seeking out and acquiring unpublished manuscripts, and in so doing he documents unknown or little-known facts about the lives and works of luminaries like Matisse, Ravel, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Valery, Eluard, Satie, Celine and others. He also shares his dealings with French booksellers in a variety of dances in his search for the uncommon.

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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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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] Conrad, Barnaby.
Absinthe: History in a Bottle.
A Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. Few drinks conjure the cultural associations and charged atmospheres that absinthe does, even now, some 70 years after its ban in Europe and the U.S. Freelance writer Conrad sees absinthe "as a skeleton key to the fin de siecle's secrets." An engaging combination of art history, sociology, travelogue and artists' biography, this clever hybrid recounts both the praise heaped upon the alcoholic beverage and the tales of destroyed creativity and absinthe-related violence that led to its prohibition. Turn-of-the-century Paris comes alive, as does its expatriate society of the '20s. Oil paintings, etchings and artifacts with absinthe themes by Manet, Van Gogh, Lautrec and others adorn the pages, and quotes and anecdotes about the green liqueur by Wilde, Baudelaire and Hemingway fill the well-researched text. More sober chapters include "The Origins of Ancient and Modern Absinthe" and "Absinthe and Politics," which links certain temperance movements to anti-Semitism.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Gordon, Lois.
Nancy Cunard: Heiress, Muse, Political Idealist.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Nancy Cunard was heir to the Cunard Shipping line and in the Twenties she moved to Paris where she became involved with the Modernist Movement in art and literature. She published several books of poetry, became the model for many characters in contemporary works of fiction and with her Black lover founded the Hours Press. She published a number of major writers of the period at her press; she also edited and published one of the most important anthologies on African literature, culture and poetry entitled "Negro." She later worked as a journalist during the Thrities covering Mussolini and the Spanish Civil War; suring the Second World War she worked as a translator for the French Underground.

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[Paris in the 20s] Pizer, Donald.
American Expatriate Writing and the Paris Moment: Modernism and Place.
A Very Good, square copy with some sunning to the extremities of the covers. Review copy with slip laid-in. This book is Pizer's study of seven major works by Paris expatriates that includes: Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" and "The Sun Also Rises", Gertrude Stein's "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas", Anais Nin's "Diary", Dos Passo's "Nineteen-Nineteen", Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender is the Night", and Henry Miller's "Tropic of Cancer."

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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] Carson, Ann C.
Caresse Crosby : From Black Sun to Roccasinibalda.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Caresse Crosby, with her flamboyant husband Harry Crosby, were a fiery couple in Paris in the Twenties--important members of the avant-garde community of expatriates. The couple launched the Black Sun Press while in Paris and published early works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, D.H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce. Among her many accomplishments, she is remembered for inventing the brassiere in an attempt to liberate women from the constrictions of whalebone corsets. Her life in Paris ended when her troubled husband shot a lover in a New York hotel room then killed himself. Caresse went on to involve herself in peace and pacifist issues until she died at her Italian castle in 1970.

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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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[Absinthe] Conrad, Barnaby.
Absinthe: History in a Bottle.
A Fine copy of this Out-of-Print paperback edition. Few drinks conjure the cultural associations and charged atmospheres that absinthe does, even now, some 70 years after its ban in Europe and the U.S. Freelance writer Conrad sees absinthe "as a skeleton key to the fin de siecle's secrets." An engaging combination of art history, sociology, travelogue and artists' biography, this clever hybrid recounts both the praise heaped upon the alcoholic beverage and the tales of destroyed creativity and absinthe-related violence that led to its prohibition. Turn-of-the-century Paris comes alive, as does its expatriate society of the '20s. Oil paintings, etchings and artifacts with absinthe themes by Manet, Van Gogh, Lautrec and others adorn the pages, and quotes and anecdotes about the green liqueur by Wilde, Baudelaire and Hemingway fill the well-researched text. More sober chapters include "The Origins of Ancient and Modern Absinthe" and "Absinthe and Politics," which links certain temperance movements to anti-Semitism. From Publisher's Weekly"

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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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[Paris in the 1920s] North, Michael.
Reading 1922: A Return to the Scene of the Modern.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. First Printing. Author Michael North takes the year 1922 the year in which both Ulysses and The Waste Land were published, in which The Great Gatsby was set, and during which the Fascisti took over in Italy, the Irish Free State was born, the Harlem Renaissance reached its peak, Charlie Chaplin's popularity crested, and King Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered. In short, the year which not only in hindsight became the primal scene of literary modernism but which served as the cradle for a host of major political and aesthetic transformations resonating around the globe.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Weber, Ronald.
News of Paris: American Journalists in the City of Light Between the Wars.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine Bright unclipped dust jacket. Following the First World War, Paris became the "centre of American journalism in Europe" providing writing jobs for many aspiring novelists and story writers. News of Paris concentrates on the lives and works of important writers like Ernest Hemingway, James Thurber, Henry Miller, Elliot Paul, William Shirer, Janet Flanner and Eric Sevareid.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Johnson, Douglas and Madeleine.
The Age of Illusion: Art and Politics in France 1918-1940.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In the years following the First World War, Paris was the centerpiece of art, literature, music and design. An extraordinary period of social ferment and explosive creativity is revealed in this book largely through contemporary eyes, in photographs, posters, drawings and advertisements. Douglas and Madeleine Johnson provide the framework and the extended captions for a rich documentation of a place and epoch which were perhaps most responsible for determining the artistic tone of our century. This period is revealed in this book through photographs, posters, drawings, and advertisements. Richly documented throughout by the authors. 284 illustrations.

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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 iPhotography] Brassai.
The Secret Paris of the 30's.
A Near Fine copy with a hole punch to the top corner of the front panel. The Secret Paris of the '30s is one of the most evocative photographic memoirs ever published. For years it was known that Brassai had taken a series of 'secret photographs' which could not be published because of their daring nature. Alone, or in the company of friends, he discovered the forbidden Paris of the 1930s - its brothels, whores, pimps, and opium dens - the sordid yet bewitching bas-monde where high society mingled with the underworld. Brassai's photographs reveal a milieu previously known only through books such as the novels of Henry Miller (a frequent companion on his nocturnal rambles): the seamy, grimy yet infinitely exciting reality that tourists still think of when they seek 'Paris by night'. These fascinating images are accompanied by Brassai's own text, in which he describes the extraordinary conditions under which he took his photographs.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Crowder, Henry with Hugo Speck.
As Wonderful As All That. Henry Crowder's Memoir of His Affair with Nancy Cunard. 1928-1935.
A Fine, bright and crisp copy of this paperback original. Henry Crowder was an African American musician who while traveling in Europe met shipping heiress Nancy Cunard in Venice in 1928. The fell in love and had a seven year affair and jointly founded the Hours Press, one of the advant-garde small presses in Paris in the late Twenties. This one of the few first person accounts of the 1920's in Paris by a Black American.

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[Expatriate Publisher] Cunard, Nancy.
These Were The Hours: Memories of My Hours Press, Reanville and Paris 1928-1931.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright unclipped dj with a touch of wear to the head of the spine. In 1927, Nancy Cunard took up hand printing and shortly thereafter she founded the Hours Press outside of Paris. She published 23 books in the three years she operated the press including works by Richard Aldington, George Moore, Louis Aragon, Samuel Beckett, Robert Graves and Ezra Pound. Cunard was one of the most flamboyant inhabitants of the Bohemian art crowd in Paris in the Twenties, with the apex of her artistic achievements being the production and publishing of the comprehensive anthology "Negro" in 1934. In this book, Cunard recounts her experiences as a small press printer and publisher in the late 1920s and early 1930s in Paris.

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[Paris in the 20's] Hooker, Denise.
Nina Hamnett: Queen of Bohemia.
A Fine tight copy with no markings to the text in stiff paperback binding. Hamnett was one of England's most talented artists and the legendary queen of the London and Paris art scene, particularly on the Left Bank in the 1920's. Her friendships and artist colleagues included the likes of Augustus John,Wyndham Lewis, the Sitwells, Nancy Cunard, members of the Bloomsbury group, and Constantin Brancusi. She was a lover to Modigliani and the model for other painters and sculptors and characters in novels and poems of the period

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[Modernism] Eksteins, Modris.
Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket that has some edge wear to the spine. The author describes the origins, the impact, and the aftermath of the Great War of 1914-1918, the most traumatic event of the 20th Century and one that would forever change the arts and the social fabric of generations to follow. He goes into great detail to describe this tumultuous period is not only one of death and destruction but also of "becoming." The Western world was on the brink of catastrophic change when the war broke out and it would never be the same afterward. The so-called Modern Age began following the First World War in 1918 and ended with the death of Adolf Hitler at the end of the Second.

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[Paris] Green, Julian.
Paris.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In this bilingual edition, Julian Green writes of the Paris that he knows like no other writer. He spent most of his life in Paris until he was forced to leave during the Second World War only to return at its end. The pieces in this volume begin in 1945 right through to the time of publication taking in the city's pre- history and visions of the future. He presents the Paris of travellers, students of French culture as only a literary stylist like Green could depict.

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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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[Paris in the 1920s] Wiser, William.
The Twilight Years: Paris in the 1930s.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Wiser, author of The Crazy Years: Paris in the Twenties, provides readers with Paris's next historical chapter in a wonderfully detailed, unflinching period description. Focusing primarily on the art scene, Wiser re-creates the slow slide from the lingering euphoria of the '20s to the doubts of the '30s. The suicide of painter Jules Pascin, recounted in Wiser's first chapter, serves as an emblem for the era, a period in which fascism and economic crisis loomed and Bohemia began to sour.

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[Paris in the 20s] Lottman, Herbert R.
Man Ray's Montparnasse.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. This book focuses on the small section of Paris bordered by the boulevard du Montparnasse and the boulevard Raspail on the Left Bank during the fervent 1920s. Seen through the life and loves of noted photographer, artist and writer Man Ray, the author leads the reader through the streets of Montparnasse into the now vanished world of fellow artists, writers and poets who lived and worked in the cafes, salons, studios and modest homes on the Left Bank. Fully illustrated with 53 black and white photographs by Man Ray.

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[Paris in the 30s] Bernier, Olivier.
Fireworks at Dusk : Paris in the Thirties.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dj. In 1930 Paris dazzled as its painters, writers, composers and designers invented modernity. But in 1935, the Great Depression had caught up with the French, as Fascists and Communists fought in the streets, and war loomed as Hitler and Mussolini grew more menacing. The author presents a cultural history of Paris in the '30s--its last brilliant moment as a world capital. Drawing on newspapers, memoirs and eyewitness accounts, he juggles the parallel lives of Picasso, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Gide, Josephine Baker, Elsa Schiaparelli, Max Ernst, Janet Flanner and many others. Bernier offers withering profiles of a succession of incompetent, unscrupulous politicians who contributed to France's failure of will. He shows how the rage for the modern that marked the beginning of the decade gave way to alienation, anguish, befuddlement and a headlong retreat into the past.

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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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[Paris in the 1920s] Hawkins, Eric and Robert Sturdevant.
Hawkins of the Paris Herald.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a short closed edge tear to the front panel and light wear to the spine. Hawkins was the Paris Herald's managing editor from 1915 to 1960. The New York Herald's Paris edition began in 1887, and as Paris became more American, the Paris Herald followed suit. Managing editor Eric Hawkins felt his paper was "an incubator for the most colorful, competent and sometimes crazy newspapermen that ever populated a city room." Hawkins recaptures that long-lost generation of writers, not just the usual suspects (Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Janet Flanner, Henry Miller) but a parade of foreign correspondents, culture columnists, magazine freelancers (for The Boulevardier and Paris Comet), poets and novelists.There is much in this memoir of Paris in the 20s and those who made it an historical period.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Schenkar, Joan.
Truly Wilde: The Unsettling Story of Dolly Wilde.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Dolly Wilde, the neice of Oscar Wilde, lived an extraordinary though creatively unproductive life in her uncle's shadow. But her literary short-comings did not prevent her from making her social mark on Paris in the 20s especially in the company of the renown lesbian salonist Natalie Barney. Dolly Wilde was a modernist gender-bender in the 1920s known for her self-detructive and magnetic personality which garnered her the title of the "beautiful loser of the Wilde family."

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[Expatriate Paris] Mellow, James R.
Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein & Company.
A Very Good plus copy in a Very plus unclipped dust jacket with a worn through spot at the head of the spine and gentle edge wear. There are also several spots of discoloration to the fore-edge. In this biography, James Mellow documents Stein's early life growing up in California, her move with her brother Leo Stein to Paris where she discovered the modernist painters, her hospital work during World War I, her influence on the post war expatriates who flooded the streets and cafes of the Left Bank, and her rise to celebrity in the 1930's.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Birnbaum, Phyllis.
Glory in a Line: A Life of Foujita. The Artist Caught between East and West.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Foujita went to Paris in the 1920s and quickly became a member of the "Paris School" of art that also included Picasso and Modigliani. He was best known for his paintings and drawings of cats and his flamboyant dress and behaviour. But with the approach of the Second World War, he traveled back to Japan where he ultimately painted for the war effort under the militarists who governed Japan. After the war he was scorned for his devotion to the militarists and eventually returned to France where he lived until his death.

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[Jazz-Age Culture] Crunden, Robert M.
Body and Soul: The Making of American Modernism. Art, Music and Letters in the Jazz Age 1919-1926.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The author paints the emergence of the Jazz Age and its hothouse artistic cross-fertilization in the fields of music, art, architecture, literature and photography. While Crunden does show the influences of the European theater, his focus is mostly on the making of American modernism.

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[Paris Expatriates] Wiser, William.
The Twilight Years: Paris in the 1930s.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine dj. Wiser, author of The Crazy Years: Paris in the Twenties, provides readers with Paris's next historical chapter in a wonderfully detailed, unflinching period description. Focusing primarily on the art scene, Wiser re-creates the slow slide from the lingering euphoria of the '20s to the doubts of the '30s. The suicide of painter Jules Pascin, recounted in Wiser's first chapter, serves as an emblem for the era, a period in which fascism and economic crisis loomed and Bohemia began to sour. From Publisher's Weekly.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Kramer, Andreas & Rainer Rumold.
Man From Babel: Eugene Jolas.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Review Copy. This is the autobiography of the American Modernist and publisher of the seminal modernist journal Transition. In those pages Jolas first published Joyce's Finnegan's Wake among other members of the avant-garde of the 1920s & 30s. Jolas' memoir provides details about such leading modernists as Joyce, Stein, Hemingway, Breton and Gide and about the political. aesthetic and social concerns of the Surrealists and Expressionists.

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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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