A Girl in Paris: A Persian Encounter with the West

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At the age of 17, Shusha Guppy left Iran and her family to study at the Sorbonne in Paris. Diving into the unknown--a world of unimagined freedoms and unexplored horizons--Shusha immersed herself in the vibrant artistic life of Paris' Left Bank, where she met Samuel Beckett, Sydney Bechet, and Albert Camus and was encouraged to write and record her first songs by Jacques Prevert. As richly embroidered and lyrical as the Persian poetry and music that was so much a part of her heritage, Shusha Guppy's sparkling memoir, the ...

A Girl in Paris: A Persian Encounter with the West 2007, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781845113803

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