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Genet: A Biography of Janet Flanner

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The daughter of an Indianapolis mortician, Janet Flanner really began to live at the age of thirty, when she fled to Paris with her female lover. That was in 1921, a few years before she signed on as Paris correspondent for the New Yorker, taking the pseudonym Genêt. For half a century she described life on the Continent with matchless elegance.
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Overview

The daughter of an Indianapolis mortician, Janet Flanner really began to live at the age of thirty, when she fled to Paris with her female lover. That was in 1921, a few years before she signed on as Paris correspondent for the New Yorker, taking the pseudonym Genêt. For half a century she described life on the Continent with matchless elegance.
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What People Are Saying

K Boyle
A triumph... How Brenda Wineapple understood Genet and her times is almost uncanny. She writes of them with quality and accuracy in a style that is almost startling in its simplicity.
May Sarton
Wineapple has written a wonderfully perceptive and moving biography of Janet Flanner. I hated to finish it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803297401
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 369
  • Sales rank: 1,186,023
  • Product dimensions: 0.82 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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Brenda Wineapple, an English professor at Union College, Schenectady, New York, goes beyond the mast of Genêt to reveal Flanner—no less vivid and complex than Stein, the Fitzgeralds, Hemingway, and other American expatriates who crossed her path.
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