Women Of The Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940 by Shari BenstockWomen Of The Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940 by Shari Benstock

Women Of The Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940

byShari Benstock

Paperback | August 1, 1987

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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."

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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Title:Women Of The Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940Format: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

  • Preface
  • Part 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
    1. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas: Rue de Fleurus
    2. Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier: Rue de l'Odéon
    3. Djuna Barnes: Rue St.-Romain
    4. Natalie Barney: Rue Jacob
  • Part III. Crossroads
    1. H. D. and Bryher: En passant
    2. At the Sign of the Printing Press: The Role of Small Presses and Little Magazines
    3. Paris Transfer: The 1930s
    4. The City They Left
  • Notes
  • Works Cited and Consulted
  • Index

From Our Editors

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

Editorial Reviews

"Superbly crafted, at once painstaking and daring, this book will make it impossible to consider Modernism henceforth apart from the important and problematic work of such American women as Gertrude Stein, H.D., Mina Loy, and Djuna Barnes, as well as the various contributions of Sylvia Beach, Natalie Barney, and others.... The book is an inspiration, setting a standard for literary history and feminist criticism that will be difficult to surpass" - American Literature