Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties

Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties

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by Noel Riley Fitch
     
 

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Noel Riley Fitch has written a perfect book, full to the brim with literary history, correct and whole-hearted both in statement and in implication. She makes me feel and remember a good many things that happened before and after my time. I'm glad to have lived long enough to read it. --Glenway WescottSee more details below

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Noel Riley Fitch has written a perfect book, full to the brim with literary history, correct and whole-hearted both in statement and in implication. She makes me feel and remember a good many things that happened before and after my time. I'm glad to have lived long enough to read it. --Glenway Wescott

Editorial Reviews

Leon Edel
“Fitch fills out many gaps in the Joyce story and offers us a new view of Joyce, the genius, the injustice collector, and the most incredible literary leech of all time. Sylvia Beach emerges as one of the most remarkable women of the twenties.”
Carlos Baker
“Courageous, hardworking, self-sacrificing, determined, witty, and charming, Sylvia Beach built her famous Shakespeare and Company Bookshop into a veritable hub of international literature, published Joyce's Ulysses, [and] served as cheerful den-mother to hundreds of writers, artists, and composers.... Professor Fitch's richly detailed biography, the product of ten years' research, projects Miss Beach's busy life against the moving background of literary Paris in the golden age between the wars, and stands as an admirable and wonderfully readable achievement in historical biography.”
Malcolm Cowley
“An absorbing book, backed by an impressive amount of research. Working from the rich collection of Sylvia Beach's papers, Noel Fitch has written an objective story that corrects many of the errors and misjudgments to be found in other literary memoirs of those eventful years in Paris.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393302318
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/1985
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
470,719
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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