Women of the Left Bank, Paris 1900-1940

by Shari Benstock

Paperback, 1987




University of Texas Press (1987), Edition: 1st, 518 pages


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."… (more)


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LibraryThing member laVermeer
An important piece of recovery work in feminist scholarship. A bit dated now but still loaded with interesting details about nearly forgotten writers and a fascinating era in English-language literature.


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518 p.; 5.98 inches


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