The Resource Left Bank, Agnès Poirier

Left Bank, Agnès Poirier

Label
Left Bank
Title
Left Bank
Statement of responsibility
Agnès Poirier
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this fascinating tour of a celebrated city during one of its most trying, significant, and ultimately triumphant eras, Agnes Poirier unspools the stories of the poets, writers, painters, and philosophers whose lives collided to extraordinary effect between 1940 and 1950. She gives us the human drama behind some of the most celebrated works of the 20th century, from Richard Wright's Native Son, Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex, and James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room to Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Saul Bellow's Augie March, along with the origin stories of now legendary movements, from Existentialism to the Theatre of the Absurd, New Journalism, bebop, and French feminism. We follow Arthur Koestler and Norman Mailer as young men, peek inside Picasso's studio, and trail the twists of Camus's Sartre's, and Beauvoir's epic love stories. We witness the births and deaths of newspapers and literary journals and peer through keyholes to see the first kisses and last nights of many ill-advised bedfellows. At every turn, Poirier deftly hones in on the most compelling and colorful history, without undermining the crucial significance of the era. She brings to life the flawed, visionary Parisians who fell in love and out of it, who infuriated and inspired one another, all while reconfiguring the world's political, intellectual, and creative landscapes. With its balance of clear-eyed historical narrative and irresistible anecdotal charm, Left Bank transports readers to a Paris teeming with passion, drama, and life
Summary
Explores the lives of the poets, writers, artists and politicians who mingled in Paris between 1940 and 1950 and gave the world some of the most celebrated works of the past century, including Richard Wright, Albert Camus, James Joyce and Saul Bellow
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622111
Cataloging source
DLC
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Poirier, Agnès
Dewey number
944/.361
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Rive gauche (Paris, France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Intellectual life
  • France
  • France
  • HISTORY / Europe / France
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
art, passion, and the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50
Label
Left Bank, Agnès Poirier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982538506
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781627790246
Lccn
2017023902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982538506
Label
Left Bank, Agnès Poirier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982538506
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781627790246
Lccn
2017023902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982538506

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