Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939

Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 - Virago Modern Classics

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Synopsis

In 1925 Janet Flanner began writing a fortnightly 'Letter from Paris' for the nascent New Yorker. Her brief: to tell New Yorkers, under her pen name of 'Genet', what the French thought was going on in France, not what she thought.
Paris Was Yesterday is a collection of those letters written in the '20s and '30s, surely one of the most fascinating periods in the city's history, and it reads like an Arts Who's Who. Flanner saw it all and knew everyone (or at least all about them), and there are tidbits galore about the likes of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Isadora Duncan, Diaghilev, Gertrude Stein, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Picasso, Marlena Dietrich... It's witty, catty, literary and unashamedly gossipy, a lively portrait of the thriving cultural life in Paris between the wars. In the brilliantly entertaining style she made her own, Flanner mixed high and low culture to devastating effect.

' Cafe Society described from the best table in the place, by a writer with rare & vivid gifts. Make yourself comfortable -- & order up a dry martini' Robert Lacey

Book information

ISBN: 9781844080267
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 944.3610815
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 226g
Height: 197mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 22mm