Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Lost Generation biographies
Annotation:This is a biography of an era, full to the brim with literary history.
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.
Annotation:Paris has long been a storied center of art and culture, and of romance, but in the 1920s its magnetism was especially irresistible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.