Women Of The Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940

Paperback | August 1, 1987

byShari Benstock

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Now available in a durable paperback edition, Shari Benstock's critically acclaimed, best-selling Women of the Left Bank is a fascinating exploration of the lives and works of some two dozen American, English, and French women whose talent shaped the Paris expatriate experience in the century's early years.

This ambitious historical, biographical, and critical study has taken its place among the foremost works of literary criticism. Maurice Beebe calls it "a distinguished contribution to modern literary history." Jane Marcus hails it as "the first serious literary history of the period and its women writers, making along the way no small contribution to our understanding of the relationships between women artists and their male counterparts, from Henry James to Hemingway, Joyce, Picasso, and Pound."

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A fascinating exploration of the lives and works of two dozen American, English, and French women, whose talent helped shape the Paris expatriate experience in this century's early years

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Now available in a durable paperback edition, Shari Benstock's critically acclaimed, best-selling Women of the Left Bank is a fascinating exploration of the lives and works of some two dozen American, English, and French women whose talent shaped the Paris expatriate experience in the century's early years.This ambitious historical, bi...

Shari Benstock is a professor of English & associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami. She is the author of several books, most recently "No Gifts from Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton." Along with Suzanne Ferriss, she edits "On Fashion" (Rutgers University Press, 1994).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:566 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.61 inPublished:August 1, 1987Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292790406

ISBN - 13:9780292790407

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart I. Discoveries 1. Women of the Left Bank 2. Secret Passages: The Faubourg St. Germain 3. Simultaneous Existences: Four Lives in St. Germain 4. From the Left Bank to the Upper East Side: Janet Flanner's Letter from Paris Part II. Settlements 5. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas: Rue de Fleurus 6. Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier: Rue de l'Odéon 7. Djuna Barnes: Rue St.-Romain 8. Natalie Barney: Rue Jacob Part III. Crossroads 9. H. D. and Bryher: En passant 10. At the Sign of the Printing Press: The Role of Small Presses and Little Magazines 11. Paris Transfer: The 1930s 12. The City They Left Notes Works Cited and Consulted Index

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A fascinating exploration of the lives and works of two dozen American, English, and French women, whose talent helped shape the Paris expatriate experience in this century's early years

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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