The Very Rich Hours of Adrienne Monnier

The Very Rich Hours of Adrienne Monnier

by Adrienne Monnier
     
 

In 1920s Paris, Adrienne Monnier provided a focal point for the writers and artists drawn to the Left Bank. Her bookstore in the Rue de l’Odeon was aptly called La Maison des Amis des Livres.

Monnier took a simple though sophisticated delight in language, books, art, music, nature, friendship, and food. Her 1940 journal, written as Paris fell to the

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In 1920s Paris, Adrienne Monnier provided a focal point for the writers and artists drawn to the Left Bank. Her bookstore in the Rue de l’Odeon was aptly called La Maison des Amis des Livres.

Monnier took a simple though sophisticated delight in language, books, art, music, nature, friendship, and food. Her 1940 journal, written as Paris fell to the Germans and originally published in 1976, is a rich tapestry of essays, reviews, and personal recollections. She goes to lunch with Colette, visits T. S. Eliot, befriends Joyce, argues with Breton, takes walks with Gide, publishes her elegant reviews, and reflects on the ballet, opera, Steinberg drawings, Marlon Brando and Alec Guinness movies, and the country of her birth.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Memoir by 1920s Left Bank stalwart and bookshop proprietor Monnier, whose circle of friends included Joyce and Colette. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803282278
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 8.93(h) x 1.11(d)

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