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News of Paris: American Journalists in the City of Light Between the Wars

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The great American exodus to Paris after World War I included not only writers and artists but journalists. They came by the score, the raw and the accomplished, and in their baggage most carried the dream of eventually becoming poets, short-story writers, or novelists. Meanwhile Paris offered them an overwhelming advantage (coupled with a favorable postwar exchange rate and freedom from Prohibition) by providing jobs that enabled them to remain abroad for extended periods. With the war, American news activity had shifted from London to Paris. The city was now as one of the arriving newspapermen called it the centre of American journalism in Europe, with jobs available on English-language newspapers and magazines, with news services and the foreign bureaus of American publications, and as freelancers of various sorts of writing for a Europe-hungry audience back home. News of Paris recaptures the colorful, often zany world of Paris-American journalists during the glory days of the expatriate period. It does so by concentrating on the lives of such figures as Ernest Hemingway, James Thurber, Henry Miller, Elliot Paul, William L. Shirer, Dorothy Thompson, Janet Flanner, and Eric Sevareid, and on the life of the major newspapers, including the Herald and the Tribune. Others populating its pages include Harold Stearns, Paul Scott Mowrer, Bill Bird, Vincent Sheean, Waverley Root, Eugene Jolas, Martha Foley, Whit Burnett, Ned Calmer, and A. J. Liebling. Ronald Weber aims to add journalists to their rightful place in the story of Americans in Paris at the fabled time when, as Gertrude Stein said, Paris was where the twentieth century was. But in producing this charming, delightfully entertaining book, Mr. Weber has given panache to his purpose. With 8 pages of black-and-white photographs and drawings.

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This book recaptures the colorful, often zany world of Paris-American journalists during the glory days of the expatriate period in the 1920s and 1930s by concentrating on the lives of such figures as Ernest Hemingway, James Thurber, and Henry Miller, and on the life of the major newspapers, including the Herald and the Tribune. It not only illuminates a golden moment in the history of American letters, it catalogues the lives of the men and women who inspired a whole generation of young reporters.Morley Safer, 60 Minutes.

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News of Paris recaptures the colorful, often zany world of Paris-American journalists during the glory days of the expatriate period. Ronald Weber aims to add them to the story of Paris in this fabled time, and in this charming, delightfully entertaining book he has given panache to his purpose. Praise for News of Paris: What a treat this book is! It not only illuminates a golden moment in the history of American letters, it catalogues the lives of the men and women who inspired a whole generation of young reporters, me included, to take ship for Europe to seek their fortune.--Morley Safer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566637329
Author:
Weber, Ronald
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
World History-France
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
333
Dimensions:
8.66x5.58x1.03 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book recaptures the colorful, often zany world of Paris-American journalists during the glory days of the expatriate period in the 1920s and 1930s by concentrating on the lives of such figures as Ernest Hemingway, James Thurber, and Henry Miller, and on the life of the major newspapers, including the Herald and the Tribune. It not only illuminates a golden moment in the history of American letters, it catalogues the lives of the men and women who inspired a whole generation of young reporters.Morley Safer, 60 Minutes.
"Synopsis" by , News of Paris recaptures the colorful, often zany world of Paris-American journalists during the glory days of the expatriate period. Ronald Weber aims to add them to the story of Paris in this fabled time, and in this charming, delightfully entertaining book he has given panache to his purpose. Praise for News of Paris: What a treat this book is! It not only illuminates a golden moment in the history of American letters, it catalogues the lives of the men and women who inspired a whole generation of young reporters, me included, to take ship for Europe to seek their fortune.--Morley Safer.
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