The Resource The continual pilgrimage : American writers in Paris, 1944-1960, Christopher Sawyer-Lauc̦anno

The continual pilgrimage : American writers in Paris, 1944-1960, Christopher Sawyer-Lauc̦anno

Label
The continual pilgrimage : American writers in Paris, 1944-1960
Title
The continual pilgrimage
Title remainder
American writers in Paris, 1944-1960
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Sawyer-Lauc̦anno
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1944 and 1960 a second great wave of American writers took up residence in Paris, seeking the artistically charged atmosphere so pervasive during the Jazz Age. While much has been written about the Lost Generation between the wars, little attention has been paid to their postwar successors as a group. And yet, what a dazzling array of talent was present in Paris during this period! Richard Wright, James Baldwin, William Styron, James Jones, Chester Himes, George Plimpton, John Ashbery, Harry Mathews, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alexander Trocchi, and William Burroughs are among those who flocked to Paris and who flourished through the experience. Indeed, many of these literary wanderers and expatriates produced some of their most important and enduring poetry and fiction during these years, their collective efforts inspiring new creative directions for the second half of the century. The Continual Pilgrimage is a biographical/historical portrait of the friendships and associations they formed, the cross-cultural influences they occasioned, what they discovered, and what they brought back. Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno merges the Paris of glamorous legend with the sometimes starker reality they encountered into a highly entertaining and anecdotal account of writers following a dream and finding a vision
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sawyer-Lauçanno, Christopher
Dewey number
810.9/944361
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS159.F5
LC item number
S28 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
810/.9944/S271c
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Paris (France)
  • Americans
  • Authors, American
  • American literature
Label
The continual pilgrimage : American writers in Paris, 1944-1960, Christopher Sawyer-Lauc̦anno
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-328) 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
"What it doesn't take away" -- The liberation of Sylvia Beach, and other tales of August 1944 -- "Living largely on vegetables and mostly without heat" -- "Courage to be courageous": the last works and days of Gertrude Stein -- The chosen exile of Richard Wright -- James Baldwin: equal in Paris -- The rebirth of Paris English-language publishing: little magazines, literature, and D.B.'s -- The Paris Review -- "In Paris in a loud dark winter" -- The legacy of hurt: the odyssey of Chester Himes -- Among their fellow Americans: Irwin Shaw and James Jones in Paris -- Locus Solus et Socii: Harry Matthews and John Ashbery -- At the Beat Hotel -- The continual pilgrimage
Control code
ocm24872108
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 345 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802113719
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91041295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24872108
Label
The continual pilgrimage : American writers in Paris, 1944-1960, Christopher Sawyer-Lauc̦anno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-328) 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
"What it doesn't take away" -- The liberation of Sylvia Beach, and other tales of August 1944 -- "Living largely on vegetables and mostly without heat" -- "Courage to be courageous": the last works and days of Gertrude Stein -- The chosen exile of Richard Wright -- James Baldwin: equal in Paris -- The rebirth of Paris English-language publishing: little magazines, literature, and D.B.'s -- The Paris Review -- "In Paris in a loud dark winter" -- The legacy of hurt: the odyssey of Chester Himes -- Among their fellow Americans: Irwin Shaw and James Jones in Paris -- Locus Solus et Socii: Harry Matthews and John Ashbery -- At the Beat Hotel -- The continual pilgrimage
Control code
ocm24872108
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 345 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802113719
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91041295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24872108

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