Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties

by Noel Riley Fitch

Paperback, 1985




W. W. Norton & Company (1985), 448 pages


Making use of the author's access to the Beach family papers, this account chronicles the literary circle that gathered at Beach's Paris book shop.


½ (58 ratings; 3.8)

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LibraryThing member PapaDubs
What a wonderful story about a fascinating woman. Sylvia Beach's selfless devotion to the works of Joyce and others is inspiring. I would have loved to looked through the window and listened at the door of Shakespeare and Company to see and hear the stories told in this book. The story itself
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deserves a 4 star rating but I can't rate the book a 4 star because the books writing seemed to me a bit disorganized. I'd still recommend the book though. Enjoyable read.
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LibraryThing member dbsovereign
Nice overview that includes the whole cast of characters who were hanging out in Paris at the time. Makes one realize that the 20s were truly an amazing time when the arts were at a crossroad. A time when painting, music (jazz), and writing were all transforming themselves. We have not seen
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anything like except for maybe the 60s...
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448 p.; 5.8 inches


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