A Paris year

Dorothy and James T. Farrell, 1931-1932

Author: Edgar Marquess Branch,Dorothy Farrell,James Thomas Farrell

Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

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In April of 1931 many American expatriates were leaving Paris because of the Depression that followed the stock market crash of 1929. A gifted but naive young couple, James and Dorothy Farrell, moved against the current. The young writer, who had not yet established himself, and his eager wife, who had some modest support from her family, bought train tickets out of Chicago and steamboat tickets out of New York to follow a dream of personal and artistic freedom. Edgar Marquess Branch, who grew up near Studs Lonigan's Chicago neighborhood, has used interviews, diaries, and letters from Farrell and others to bring to life this formative year of the young author and his wife. Their Paris story is embedded in the lives of other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Kay Boyle, who also were defining their times. Branch's narrative is complemented by photos of persons and places interwoven with the personal and artistic growth for the young Farrells. The Paris sojourn influenced the rest of their lives and the writing of Young Lonigan and Gas-House McGinty, and it altered the face of American literature.

A Paris Year

My Day-to-Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World

Author: Janice MacLeod

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125013451X

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman’s French sojourn in the world’s most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, taste, and thought she experienced in the City of Light. The end result is more than a diary: it’s a detailed and colorful love letter to one of the most romantic and historically rich cities on earth. Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, is sure to delight, inspire, and charm.

Die Lichter von Paris

Roman

Author: Eleanor Brown

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 345874939X

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

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»Ich liebe Die Lichter von Paris.« Jojo Moyes Nach außen scheint alles perfekt. Madeleine ist mit einem erfolgreichen Geschäftsmann verheiratet, sie hat ein schönes Zuhause in Chicago und keine finanziellen Sorgen. Dennoch ist sie nicht glücklich: Wie schon ihre Mutter und ihre Großmutter ist sie gefangen in einem Leben, das aus gesellschaftlichen Verpflichtungen besteht; die eigenen Träume sind auf der Strecke geblieben. Als Madeleine eines Tages auf dem Dachboden ihres Elternhauses die Tagebücher ihrer Großmutter entdeckt, erfährt sie Unglaubliches: Die strenge, stets auf Etikette bedachte Großmutter Margie war einst eine lebenslustige junge Frau, die der Enge des Elternhauses nach Europa ins wilde Paris der 20er Jahre entfloh, um frei und unabhängig als Schriftstellerin zu leben. Dort verliebte sie sich in einen charismatischen jungen Künstler und verbrachte einen glücklichen Sommer in der Pariser Boheme ... Von Margies Geschichte ermutigt, fasst sich Madeleine endlich ein Herz, ihr Leben selbst in die Hand zu nehmen ...

Henry Miller

The Paris Years

Author: Brassaï,Timothy Bent

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611450284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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The world-famous photographer and close friend of Henry Miller offers a memoir of the man he knew and the Paris they shared, reflecting on Miller's personality, art, and relationships, and featuring sixteen of Brassai+a5's photographs. 10,000 first printing.

Hemingway: The Paris Years

Author: Michael Reynolds

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393345262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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The 1920s in Paris are the pivotal years in Hemingway's apprenticeship as a writer, whether sitting in cafés or at the feet of Gertrude Stein. These are the heady times of the Nick Adams short stories, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and the writing of The Sun Also Rises. These are also the years of Hemingway's first marriage to Hadley Richardson, the birth of his first son, and his discovery of the bullfights at Pamplona.

Dreaming in French

The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis

Author: Alice Kaplan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022605487X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

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Looks at how the magical city of Paris, France, changed the lives and outlooks of three notable American women. By the author of The Collaborator: The Trial & Execution of Robert Brasillach.

Hemingway In Paris

A Biography of Ernest Hemingway’s Formative Paris Years

Author: Paul Brody

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1629173258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

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In 20th century American literature, few individuals stand as tall as Ernest Hemingway. He singlehandedly defined Modernist fiction with his short, simple, declarative writing style. His years in Paris during the 1920s were his “apprenticeship,” when he made the transition from newspaper writer to bona fide fiction writer and from an unknown to a celebrity. He also rubbed elbows with some of the most important intellectuals, artists and writers of his generation. While his first marriage did not survive Paris, some of his best and most representative fiction emerged from the experience. This is the story of some of Hemingway’s most important years.

Gebrauchsanweisung für Paris

Author: Stephen Clarke

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492952887

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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»Dass Paris speziell ist, dämmerte mir schon als Achtjährigem. Mum und Dad verreisten für ein Wochenende – allein! Den glücklichen Ausdruck auf ihren Gesichtern, als sie mich bei Tante Esther abholten, habe ich nie vergessen...« Wenn auch Sie Paris verfallen und dabei seine Einwohner verstehen wollen: Stephen Clarke, Wahlpariser und Bestsellerautor, liefert die charmant-witzige Anleitung dazu. Er weiht in die hohe Kunst des Flanierens und in die eines ersten Rendezvous ein, in die Geheimnisse von Kunsthändlern und Taxifahrern. Er verrät, welche Vorzüge ein Pariser Hotel haben sollte und wie Sie sich für den Besuch in der Fromagerie wappnen. Und was er als hochoffizieller Juror beim »Grand Prix de la Baguette de Paris« alles erlebte.

That Paris Year

Author: Joanna Biggar

Publisher: Santa Fe Writers Project

ISBN: 9780982625101

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

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In That Paris Year, five smart, adventurous young women arrive on the banks of the Seine in 1962 for their junior year abroad. What they get is an education of a different sort. As they move from the grueling demands of the Sorbonne by day to late nights of discovery in smoky cafes, the young Americans discover a mythical country shaped not only by the upheavals of history, but by the great French writers of the 20th Century, a place where seduction is intellectual as well as sexual. Ten years later, our narrator, J. J., is asked to speak at her old college on the virtues of going abroad. Drawing on the emotionally charged tools of memory and imagination, as well as old journals, letters, and telegrams, she chronicles and re-creates the story of that momentous year. Following in the footsteps of Marcel Proust, Joanna Biggar has written a novel in which intellect, eroticism, and art reverberate from the page to the heartbeat of the City of Light, an American book with the sweep and elegance of French literary tradition.

The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin

Author: Richard Teleky

Publisher: South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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A debut novel tells the story of a Jewish woman who flees America for Paris after her mother, a Holocaust survivor, commits suicide, and falls in love with an Arab man from Algeria who prompts her to reconcile with her past. A first novel. IP.

Ein Engländer in Paris

mein Jahr mit den Franzosen

Author: Stephen Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492249935

Category:

Page: 315

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Paul West, ein junger Engländer, kommt für seinen Job in die französische Hauptstadt und findet heraus, wie die Franzosen wirklich sind - Sie essen Unmengen Schimmelkäse, mißtrauen allen, die nicht französisch sprechen, und - oui, sie küssen sich den ganz

Paris, ein Fest fürs Leben

A Moveable Feast - Die Urfassung

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644043310

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Als Hemingway 1956 nach Paris zurückkehrte, ließ er sich aus dem Keller des Hotels Ritz seine alten Koffer bringen. Sie enthielten Tagebücher und Aufzeichnungen aus den Zwanzigern, seiner Zeit als Auslandskorrespondent. Aus diesen frühen Notizen formte Hemingway den Roman seiner Pariser Jahre. Für ihn war es eine glückliche, prägende Zeit, als er an der Seine angelte, bescheidene Gewinne beim Pferderennen in Champagner umsetzte, mit Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Ezra Pound und F. Scott Fitzgerald zusammentraf. Hemingways letztes Buch führt zu seinen Anfängen zurück: Es ist eine Feier des Lebens und des Schreibens, ein Erinnerungsbuch voll jugendlicher Kraft und melancholischem Humor, das nun, neu übersetzt, erstmals in der vom Autor hinterlassenen Fassung vorliegt. «Das ist bester Hemingway; niemand hat das Paris der zwanziger Jahre eindrucksvoller beschrieben als er.» (The New York Times) «Vom Glück, vom reinen, kindlichen Glück handelt dieses Buch, und es teilt sich jedem Leser mit, der mit dem jungen Autor in einem noch nicht fashionablen Viertel aufwacht, wenn die Sonne die nassen Fassaden der Häuser trocknet.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung) «Dieses Buch ist nicht nur ein herausragendes literarisches Werk, sondern auch ein Schlüsseltext zur Kulturgeschichte der Moderne. Das legendäre Paris der zwanziger Jahre ist in dieser Prosa wie in klaren Bernstein gebannt. Und es ist ein grandioses Porträt des Künstlers als junger Mann.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Necklines

The Art of Jacques-Louis David After the Terror

Author: Ewa Lajer-Burcharth,Jacques Louis David

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300074215

Category: Art

Page: 374

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This book examines the crucial period in the painter's career as he struggled to save his neck and recast his identity in the aftermath of the Reign of Terror. Burcharth assesses his works in the context of the larger cultural and social formations emerging in France concluding with an interpretation of the unfinished portrait of Juliette Recamier.

Fragile Lives

Violence, Power and Solidarity in Eighteenth-century Paris

Author: Arlette Farge

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674316379

Category: History

Page: 314

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The rich and complex texture of working-class neighborhoods in eighteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in this collage of the experiences of ordinary people--men and women, rich and poor, masters and servants, neighbors and colleagues. Exploring three arenas of conflict and solidarity--the home, the workplace, and the street--Arlette Farge offers the reader an intimate social history, bringing long-dead citizens and vanished social groups back to life with sensitivity and perception.

Erledigt in Paris und London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602464

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Nach seiner Demission als Polizeioffizier in Burma landet Orwell 1933 in den Slums: bei den Arbeitslosen, Asozialen in Paris, wo er sich als Küchenhilfe in einem Luxusrestaurant verdingt; bei den Pennern von London, mit denen er durch die Gossen und Asyle pilgert. Der unsentimentale, erschütternde Bericht eines Betroffenen.

A Year in Paris

Season by Season in the City of Light

Author: John Baxter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062846892

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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A Paperback Original From the incomparable John Baxter, award-winning author of the bestselling The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, a sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the seasons, highlighting the unique tastes, sights, and changing personality of the city in spring, summer, fall, and winter. “A man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.”— Newsday When the common people of France revolted in 1789, one of the first ways they chose to correct the excesses of the monarchy and the church was to rename the months of the year. Selected by poet and playwright Philippe-Francois-Nazaire Fabre, these new names reflected what took place at that season in the natural world; Fructidor was the month of fruit, Floréal that of flowers, while the winter wind (vent) dominated Ventôse. Though the names didn’t stick, these seasonal rhythms of the year continue to define Parisians, as well as travelers to the city. As acclaimed author and long-time Paris resident John Baxter himself recollects, “My own arrival in France took place in Nivôse, the month of snow, and continued in Pluviôse, the season of rain. To someone coming from Los Angeles, where seasons barely existed, the shock was visceral. Struggling to adjust, I found reassurance in the literature, music, even the cuisine of my adoptive country, all of which marched to the inaudible drummer of the seasons.” Devoting a section of the book to each of Fabre’s months, Baxter draws upon Paris’s literary, cultural and artistic past to paint an affecting, unforgettable portrait of the city. Touching upon the various ghosts of Paris past, from Hemingway and Zelda Fitzgerald, to Claude Debussy to MFK Fisher to Francois Mitterrand, Baxter evokes the rhythms of the seasons in the City of Light, and the sense of wonder they can arouse for all who visit and live there. A melange of history, travel reportage, and myth, of high culture and low, A Year in Paris is vintage John Baxter: a vicarious thrill ride for anyone who loves Paris.

Writers In Paris

Literary Lives in the City of Light

Author: David Burke

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582439583

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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A revealing history of writers who lived in Paris, from Moliére to Henry Miller: the basis for one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Literary Walking Tours. No city has attracted so much literary talent, launched so many illustrious careers, or produced such a wealth of enduring literature as Paris. From the 15th century through the 20th, poets, novelists, and playwrights, famed for their brilliant work—as well as their raucous bohemian lives—were shaped by this enchanting locale. From natives such as Arthur Rimbaud, Jean Genet, and Anais Nin, to expats like Ernest Hemmingway, Samuel Beckett, and Gertrude Stein, author David Burke follows hundreds of writers through the labyrinthine streets of Paris, inviting readers on a fascinating, in-depth tour of their lives in the City of Light. Unique in scope and approach, Writers in Paris crosses from Right Bank to Left and on to the Ile de la Cité as it explores the alleyways and haunts frequented by the world’s most storied writers. Burke explores how the city inspired their writing, and offers revealing accounts of their passions, obsessions, and betrayals. Equally appealing to Francophiles and serious readers, this informative book includes maps and more than 100 evocative photographs.

Henry James

The Imagination of Genius, A Biography

Author: Fred Kaplan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480409782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 620

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A stunning biography of the magisterial author behind The Portrait of a Lady and The Ambassadors Henry James is an absorbing portrait of one of the most complex and influential nineteenth-century American writers. Fred Kaplan examines James’s brilliant and troubled family—from his brother, a famous psychologist, to his sister, who fought with mental illness—and charts its influence on the development of the artist and his work. The biography includes a fascinating account of James’s life as an American expatriate in Europe, and his friendships with Edith Wharton and Joseph Conrad. Compressing a wealth of research into one engrossing and richly detailed volume, Henry James is a compelling exploration of its subject.

One Year In Paris

Collection of poems

Author: Frederic Thiphaine

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493194992

Category: Poetry

Page: 280

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One Year in Paris is a collection of poems. Writings range from the mundane To the realm of spirits, from the edge of anguish To unbridled joy and exuberant hope From audacious to irreverence Always with disconcerting Honesty the words Reveal a dangerously simple and personal philosophy. The poems explore the moody nexus of love belief The shadowy worlds of emotions Where poems are paintings of perceptions. From life to death to life to the sweetness Of child's presence The alert reader will glimpse the revealed soul.