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Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation
Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties By Fitch, Noel Riley (Book - 1983 ) 070.50944 F545s 1983 Available in some locations

Annotation:This is a biography of an era, full to the brim with literary history.

The Crazy Years : Paris In The Twenties
The Crazy Years : Paris In The Twenties By Wiser, William (Book - 1983 ) 944.361 W814c Available in some locations

Annotation:Wiser tells the story of that madcap period when writers and painters, musicians and dancers, the new and the old rich, the exiles from Communist Russia and Prohibition America all converged at a unique moment in history upon an exciting and irreverent city.

Expatriate Paris
Expatriate Paris A Cultural and Literary Guide to Paris of the 1920s By Hansen, Arlen J. (Book - 1990 ) 914.4361 H249e Available in some locations

Annotation:Paris has long been a storied center of art and culture, and of romance, but in the 1920s its magnetism was especially irresistible.

Women of the Left Bank
Women of the Left Bank Paris, 1900-1940 By Benstock, Shari (Book - 1986 ) 809.8928 B474w Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Paris Was A Woman
Paris Was A Woman (DVD - 2003 ) DVD 944.36 PARIS All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Through a combination of still photos, archival film footage, and interview commentary, documents the creative community of French, English and American women, many of whom were lesbians, who gravitated to the Left Bank in Paris during the early part of the 20th century.

Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein & Company
Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein & Company By Mellow, James R. (Book - 1974 ) B-S8185m Available in some locations

Annotation:On almost every Saturday of the first half of the twentieth century, Gertrude Stein would open her door to the likes of Picasso and Matisse, Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Cocteau and Apollinaire, welcoming them into a salon alive with vivid avant-garde paintings and sparkling intellectual conversation. In Charmed Circle, James R. Mellow has re-created this fascinating world and the complex woman who dominated it.

Gertrude and Alice
Gertrude and Alice By Souhami, Diana (Book - 1991 ) B-S8185sg Available in some locations

Annotation:Gertrude Stein and Alice Babette Toklas met on September 8, 1907, in Paris, and remained together from that day until Gertrude's death in 1946. They became a legendary couple, photographed by Stieglitz, Man Ray & Cecil Beaton, painted by Picasso, and written about in the works of Hemingway, Paul Bowles and Sylvia Beach. Gertrude and Alice is the highly acclaimed story of their remarkable life together.

Two Lives
Two Lives Gertrude and Alice By Malcolm, Janet (Book - 2007 ) B-S8185ma 2007 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:The portrait of the legendary couple that emerges from this work is unexpectedly charged. The two world wars Stein and Toklas lived through together are paralleled by the private war that went on between them.

Everybody Was So Young
Everybody Was So Young Gerald and Sara Murphy, A Lost Generation Love Story By Vaill, Amanda (Book - 1998 ) 759.13 M978v 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Gerald and Sara Murphy were at the very center of expatriate cultural and social life during the modernist ferment of the 1920s. This account of the Murphys and their friends follows them through the whole arc of their glittering and sometimes tragic lives.

Living Well Is the Best Revenge
Living Well Is the Best Revenge By Tomkins, Calvin (Book - 1971 ) B-M977t All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:An account of the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy, two American expatriates who formed an extraordinary circle of friends in France during the 1920s.

Zelda A Biography By Milford, Nancy (Book - 2011 ) B-F55456m 2011 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Zelda traces the inner disintegration of a gifted, despairing woman, torn by the clash between her husband's career and her own talent.

Nancy Cunard
Nancy Cunard Heiress, Muse, Political Idealist By Gordon, Lois G. (Book - 2007 ) B-Cu914g 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Drawing on diaries, correspondence, historical accounts, and the remembrances of others, Lois Gordon revisits the major movements of the first half of the twentieth century through the life of a truly gifted and extraordinary woman.

Djuna, the Life and Times of Djuna Barnes
Djuna, the Life and Times of Djuna Barnes By Field, Andrew (Book - 1983 ) B-Ba261f Available in some locations

Annotation:A major figure on the Paris literary scene of the 1920s and 1930s, Djuna Barnes was best known for her experimental novel 'Nightwood', one of the most influential works of modernist fiction.

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