Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940

Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940

by Shari Benstock
     
 

This is an exploration of the lives and works of some two dozen American, English, and French women whose talent shaped the Paris expatriate experience in the early twentieth century.  See more details below

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This is an exploration of the lives and works of some two dozen American, English, and French women whose talent shaped the Paris expatriate experience in the early twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

National Public Radio
Shari Benstock... weaves together, with great skill, the histories of an extraordinary group of talented women--publishers like Sylvia Beach, Caresse Crosby, Margaret Anderson, and Jane Heap, novelists Jean Rhys, Gertrude Stein, and Edith Wharton. She examines in some depth the writing produced by poets, journalists and novelists, thus combining literary criticism and social history in a seamless running narrative.... A valuable and intriguing book.
— Doris Grumbach
Choice
Benstock has made visible the women of the Left Bank (1900-40) and in doing so has forced a redefinition of what literary modernism was, who was important in it, and how it is to be defined.... Modernism as we will understand it for a long time to come will be defined by Benstock's book...
Feminist Bookstore News
Women of the Left Bank is perhaps the most exciting book I've held in my hands all fall. It details and describes the lives (and relationships) of a community of women in Paris (1900-1940) that strongly parallels the feminist writing, publishing, thought-shaking community of our own times...
— Carol Seajay
National Public Radio - Doris Grumbach
Shari Benstock... weaves together, with great skill, the histories of an extraordinary group of talented women--publishers like Sylvia Beach, Caresse Crosby, Margaret Anderson, and Jane Heap, novelists Jean Rhys, Gertrude Stein, and Edith Wharton. She examines in some depth the writing produced by poets, journalists and novelists, thus combining literary criticism and social history in a seamless running narrative.... A valuable and intriguing book.
Feminist Bookstore News - Carol Seajay
Women of the Left Bank is perhaps the most exciting book I've held in my hands all fall. It details and describes the lives (and relationships) of a community of women in Paris (1900-1940) that strongly parallels the feminist writing, publishing, thought-shaking community of our own times...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292782983
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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