The Resource Left Bank : art, passion, and the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50, Agnès Poirier

Left Bank : art, passion, and the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50, Agnès Poirier

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Left Bank : art, passion, and the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50
Title
Left Bank
Title remainder
art, passion, and the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50
Statement of responsibility
Agnès Poirier
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An incandescent group portrait of the midcentury artists and thinkers whose lives, loves, collaborations, and passions were forged against the wartime destruction and postwar rebirth of Paris"--Amazon.com
  • "An incandescent group portrait of the midcentury artists and thinkers whose lives, loves, collaborations, and passions were forged against the wartime destruction and postwar rebirth of Paris. In this fascinating tour of a celebrated city during one of its most trying, significant, and ultimately triumphant eras, Agnès 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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poirier, Agnès Catherine
Dewey number
944/.361
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC752.R52
LC item number
P65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rive gauche (Paris, France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
Left Bank : art, passion, and the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50, Agnès Poirier
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) 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
Contents
Introduction -- I. War was my master. The fall -- The choice -- The fight -- The desire -- II. Modern times. A philosophy of existence -- Lust and emancipation -- A third way -- III. The ambiguities of action. How not to be a communist? -- Love, style, drugs, and loneliness -- Action and dissidence -- "Paris's gloom is a powerful astringent" -- IV. Sharpening the senses. "They owned art while we were just full of dollars" -- Stimulating the nerves -- Anger, spite, and failure -- Vindicated -- Farewells and a new dawn
Control code
ocn982538506
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627790246
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017023902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027964300
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)982538506
Label
Left Bank : art, passion, and the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50, Agnès Poirier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) 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
Contents
Introduction -- I. War was my master. The fall -- The choice -- The fight -- The desire -- II. Modern times. A philosophy of existence -- Lust and emancipation -- A third way -- III. The ambiguities of action. How not to be a communist? -- Love, style, drugs, and loneliness -- Action and dissidence -- "Paris's gloom is a powerful astringent" -- IV. Sharpening the senses. "They owned art while we were just full of dollars" -- Stimulating the nerves -- Anger, spite, and failure -- Vindicated -- Farewells and a new dawn
Control code
ocn982538506
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627790246
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017023902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027964300
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)982538506

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