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Twentieth Century Paris

1900-1950: A Literary Guide for Travellers

Marie-Jose Gransard

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Tauris Parke
01 September 2020
Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Social & cultural history; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides
Paris is the crowning jewel of France, and this literary guide for travellers explores its 20th century history, from 1900-1950.

Paris at the turn of the twentieth century had become the cultural capital of the world. Artists and writers came to contribute to flourishing avant-garde movements, as the Left Bank became a new centre of creativity. It drew tourists and travellers, but also many exiled from their home countries or escaping political persecution, and those seeking freedom from social constraints.

The romantic myth of Paris persists, but Marie-Jose Gransard explores the darker side of the City of Lights. She brings her subjects to life by describing where and how they lived, what they wrote and what was written about them, through a wide-ranging literary legacy of diaries, memoirs, letters, poetry, theatre, cinema and fiction. In Twentieth-Century Paris: a Literary Guide for Travellers (1900-1950) both the visitor and the armchair traveller alike will find familiar names, from Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell to Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, and they will encounter unfairly forgotten or neglected writers, and many artists and musicians, famous and less well-known Russians, and writers and thinkers from as far as the Caribbean and Latin America.
By:   Marie-Jose Gransard
Imprint:   Tauris Parke
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   374g
ISBN:   9780755601752
ISBN 10:   0755601750
Series:   Literary Guides for Travellers
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Northern France, Marie-Jose Gransard studied English at the Sorbonne. Her career has been in language and culture. She has worked with Hilary Spurling on her biography of Matisse and with Anthony Holden for his life of Lorenzo da Ponte. She divides her time between London and Venice, where she is still researching on the literary legacy of visitors to the city and has written Venice, A Literary Guide For Travellers.

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