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Sylvia Beach. Eine Biographie im literarischen Paris 1920 - 1940 Noël Riley Fitch

Sylvia Beach. Eine Biographie im literarischen Paris 1920 - 1940

Noël Riley Fitch

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In 1917, Sylvia Beach walked into a Paris bookshop, where she met Adrienne Monnier, the woman who would become her life companion. In 1919, Beach opened her own English-language bookshop and lending library, Shakespeare and Company, which wouldMoreIn 1917, Sylvia Beach walked into a Paris bookshop, where she met Adrienne Monnier, the woman who would become her life companion. In 1919, Beach opened her own English-language bookshop and lending library, Shakespeare and Company, which would become the cynosure of an entire literary movement. Literary expatriates were drawn to her shop, and Ernest Hemingway declared of Sylvia, No one that I ever knew was nicer to me. But her most celebrated literary efforts are those she made on behalf of her literary idol, James Joyce, undertaking the publication of Ulysses. Noel Riley Fitch uses Beach as the focal point for a fascinating portrait of an artistic community filled with anecdote after anecdote. From the intellectual salons at Natalie Barneys residence--of which William Carlos Williams would recall only the lesbian women dancing together--to the seemingly constant presence of Ezra Pound, Fitchs account solidifies the importance of the time and place he so vividly re-creates. --Ron Hogan