Paris France by Gertrude Stein
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Overview: Matched only by Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, Paris France is a "fresh and sagacious" (The New Yorker) classic of prewar France and its unforgettable literary eminences.Celebrated for her innovative literary bravura, Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) settled into a bustling Paris at the turn of the twentieth century, never again to return to her native America. While in Paris, she not only surrounded herself with-and tirelessly championed the careers of-a remarkable group of young expatriate artists but also solidified herself as "one of the most controversial figures of American letters" (New York Times).
In Paris France (1940)-published here with a new introduction from Adam Gopnik-Stein unites her childhood memories of Paris with her observations about everything from art and war to love and cooking. The result is an unforgettable glimpse into a bygone era, one on the brink of revolutionary change.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs