The Resource Time was soft there : a Paris sojourn at Shakespeare & Co., Jeremy Mercer

Time was soft there : a Paris sojourn at Shakespeare & Co., Jeremy Mercer

Label
Time was soft there : a Paris sojourn at Shakespeare & Co.
Title
Time was soft there
Title remainder
a Paris sojourn at Shakespeare & Co.
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Mercer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Penniless and hungry, Mercer stumbled into a seedy bookstore on the Left Bank of Paris to escape the rain. He ended up staying there for four months. The bookstore is the legendary Shakespeare and Company, established by George Whitman, whose motto is "Take what you need, and give what you can." Using the name of the store founded by Sylvia Beach and publisher of Joyce's Ulysses, Whitman vowed to always have a pot of soup on the stove and a bed to share. For decades, wandering writers have found their way to his store for a meal and a bed before moving on. In Mercer's case, fleeing a death threat brought on by his crime reporting in Ottawa, Canada, he finds much more than shelter. Soon after his arrival, he becomes Whitman's confidant and sometime advisor. From the other residents, he learns the cheapest places to eat, free showers, bars that stay open all night, and deep, abiding friendships. His experiences change his life forever
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mercer, Jeremy
Dewey number
381/.45002/0944361
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z305.S452
LC item number
M47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare and Company (Paris, France : 1964- )
  • Mercer, Jeremy
  • Whitman, George
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Bookstores
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Paris (France)
Label
Time was soft there : a Paris sojourn at Shakespeare & Co., Jeremy Mercer
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Publication
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
ocm59003060
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780312347390
Lccn
2005045289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780312347390
System control number
(OCoLC)59003060
Label
Time was soft there : a Paris sojourn at Shakespeare & Co., Jeremy Mercer
Publication
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
ocm59003060
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780312347390
Lccn
2005045289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780312347390
System control number
(OCoLC)59003060

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