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In 1919 Sylvia Beach "opened an American bookshop in Paris called Shakespeare and Company. During the following two decades it became practically a ...Show synopsisIn 1919 Sylvia Beach "opened an American bookshop in Paris called Shakespeare and Company. During the following two decades it became practically a clearing house for writers of this vital post-1918 period".-San Francisco Chronicle. "[Miss Beach's] reminiscences are literally an index of everybody in the twenties, and she knew them all".-Janet Flanner, New Yorker. Introduction by James Laughlin.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Soft cover. Tight, unmarked...Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Soft cover. Tight, unmarked copy with slight soiling to covers, signature inside front cover. (Item ID: 1186)
Description:Fine. With Shakespeare and Company stamp on dedication pg....Fine. With Shakespeare and Company stamp on dedication pg. Negligible wear, clean, no other marks, not ex-lib. Glued binding. 230 p. 21 cm. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Fine. 0803260970. 0.6 x 7.9 x 5 Inches; 246 pages; Sylvia Beach...Fine. 0803260970. 0.6 x 7.9 x 5 Inches; 246 pages; Sylvia Beach was intimately acquainted with the expatriate and visiting writers of the Lost Generation, a label that she never accepted. Like moths of great promise, they were drawn to her well-lighted bookstore and warm hearth on the Left Bank. Shakespeare and Company evokes the zeitgeist of an era through its revealing glimpses of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson, Andre Gide, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, D. H. Lawrence, and others already famous or soon to be. In his introduction to this new edition, James Laughlin recalls his friendship with Sylvia Beach. Like her bookstore, his publishing house, New Directions, is considered a cultural touchstone.
Sylvia Beach, publisher of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' and soft touch when he needed help, proprietor of the bookshop Shakespeare and Company, and friend to all the important writers in Paris in the 20's, 30's, 40's, writes an important account of literary Paris in these years. Her style is 'chatty', ...
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