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The Very Rich Hours of Adrienne Monnier

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Publisher Comments:

In 1920s Paris, Adrienne Monnier provided a focal point for the writers and artists drawn to the Left Bank. Her bookstore in the Rue de lOdeon was aptly called La Maison des Amis des Livres.

Monnier took a simple though sophisticated delight in language, books, art, music, nature, friendship, and food. Her 1940 journal, written as Paris fell to the Germans and originally published in 1976, is a rich tapestry of essays, reviews, and personal recollections. She goes to lunch with Colette, visits T. S. Eliot, befriends Joyce, argues with Breton, takes walks with Gide, publishes her elegant reviews, and reflects on the ballet, opera, Steinberg drawings, Marlon Brando and Alec Guinness movies, and the country of her birth.

About the Author

Richard McDougall is the translator of Herculine Barbin: Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth-Century Hermaphrodite.

Brenda Wineapple, Washington Irving Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies at Union College, Schenectady, New York, is the author of Genet: A Biography of Janet Flanner, also a Bison Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803282278
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Translator:
McDougall, Richard L.
Translator:
McDougall, Richard
Author:
Monnier, Andrienne
Author:
Wineapple, Brenda
Author:
McDougall, Richard L.
Author:
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Author:
Monnier, Adrienne
Author:
McDougall, Richard
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Authors, french
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling
Subject:
Monnier, Adrienne
Subject:
Booksellers and bookselling -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1918
Publication Date:
19961028
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
536
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.6 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Europe » France » Literary History

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