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Paris Was Yesterday: 1925-1939

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In 1925 Flanner began her New Yorker “Letter from Paris,” from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn. They give an incomparable view of French life before World War II. Edited by Irving Drutman; Index.

Synopsis:

In 1925 Janet Flanner began dispatching her famous New Yorker Letter from Paris, from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn. Together, they give an incomparable view of French political, social, and cultural life in the years between the electrifying debut of Josephine Baker and the evacuation of Paris at the outbreak of war.

Flanner writes with equal eloquence of Isadora Duncan's art, Stavisky's swindling, and the Munich accord. She registers the impact of Americans on Paris — Lindbergh, Mae West, Hemingway — and marks the passing of the great and near-great, from Ravel and La Goulue to Clemenceau and Mme. Curie. Some of her most riveting reports deal with crimes of passion. And she tells little-known facts about the chief executioner of France and the heartbreaking exodus from Spain into France during the Spanish Civil War.

In a sequence of dazzling vignettes and essays, Paris is captured in its golden hour.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156709903
Editor:
Drutman, Irving
Introduction:
Flanner, Janet
Editor:
Drutman, Irving
Author:
Janet (Gen
Author:
Flanner, Janet (Gen
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Author:
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Author:
Flanner, Janet
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
France
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Paris (France) Social life and customs 20th century.
Subject:
Paris (France) Intellectual life.
Subject:
Paris (France) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 1-2
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In 1925 Janet Flanner began dispatching her famous New Yorker Letter from Paris, from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn. Together, they give an incomparable view of French political, social, and cultural life in the years between the electrifying debut of Josephine Baker and the evacuation of Paris at the outbreak of war.

Flanner writes with equal eloquence of Isadora Duncan's art, Stavisky's swindling, and the Munich accord. She registers the impact of Americans on Paris — Lindbergh, Mae West, Hemingway — and marks the passing of the great and near-great, from Ravel and La Goulue to Clemenceau and Mme. Curie. Some of her most riveting reports deal with crimes of passion. And she tells little-known facts about the chief executioner of France and the heartbreaking exodus from Spain into France during the Spanish Civil War.

In a sequence of dazzling vignettes and essays, Paris is captured in its golden hour.

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