About this Item
Quantity Available: 1
Title: Babette: Elisabeth Ullman Wills
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Collectible: Like New
About this title
As we quickly learn from Constance Crawford's perceptive and engaging memoir, it was in Babette's nature, in the genes and circumstances she inherited from both her mother and her father, to go against the grain of the high French bourgeoisie into which she was born. Once free to choose, she chose a far richer world of painters, writers, and musicians. 'We were not hippies,' she says of the circle of impecunious friends she shared with her first husband, Paul Ullman, in Montparnasse, in the 1930s. 'We were Bohemians.'The difference, of course, was-and is-style. Everything about Babette, including her generosity of spirit, her hospitality, and her gift for friendship, is infused with style. Sartre wrote: 'Life is nothing until it is lived.' And Babette has lived hers to the full, with courage, imagination, and elegance. By way of that modest Paris atelier followed by several gilded and cosseted years in New York and Connecticut, it has taken her from the band-stand and fishing boats of Sanary-sur-Mer to the virtually organic house in Portola Valley so familiar to her friends, so much a part of the texture of our own lives, that we all seem to live there, too. And, in a way, we do."-Gerald AsherAbout the Author:
Constance Crawford, a graduate of the Creative Writing department at Stanford University, has sold fiction to Mademoiselle, Seventeen, and McCalls. She is the author of The Muse of Menus, Stories from Life and Cooking which includes a chapter about Babette, whom she has known since 1952. She lives and writes in Palo Alto and Santa Cruz, California.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.
Name: Al Denison
Address: 88 Cashew Blossom Drive
Shipping costs are based on books weighing up to 3.25 lbs. If your book order is heavier or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
accepted by seller