Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Lost Generation biographies
Annotation:The definitive guide to the Lost Generation. An interesting mix of history and anecdotes from 1920s expatriate Paris plus a great introduction to the literati of the time.
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 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.
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:Gertrude Stein's salon was mecca to the writers and artists in and around Paris in the 1920s. A collector of art, she also collected the names of those most famous (before they were known to the world) as her chosen company.
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 like the mom and pop to the Lost Generation, with their somewhat stable family life and their artistic inclinations. They took in those glittering people around them as dear friends.
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.