PARIS WAS OUR MISTRESS by Samuel Putnam
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PARIS WAS OUR MISTRESS

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This is much more than a Left Bank record- it is autobiography, it is a critical appraisal, and highlights the background of the new American school of writers, from the Chicago group to the start of the flow towards Paris. It is chatty, anecdotal- a collection of pen sketches, vignettes and profiles of leading figures, American, English, and French, writers largely, but artists as well. Here was that decade, 1922-1933, in Montparnasse and Montmartre,- the figures who made literary history then, Gertrude Stein, Elliott Paul, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Elliot, Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, Aldington, and Ehrenburg, Cocteau, Aragon, Derain, Picasso, Pirandello. A very distinguished sidelight on the passing literary scene, perceptive, humorous, entertaining, written by a critic and editor who was one of the group of which he writes.

Pub Date: May 2nd, 1947
Publisher: Viking