Women of the Left Bank

Paris, 1900-1940

Benstock, Shari

Book - 1986
Women of the Left Bank
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.

Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1986
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0292790295
Branch Call Number: 809.8928 B474w
Characteristics: xi, 518 p., [33] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm


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A look at the often overlooked women of the time who were writers, artists, free spirits, and deserve to be remembered as well as the male counterparts of the generation.

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