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Paris Was a Woman : Portraits from the Left Bank.

Paris in the 1920s] Weiss, Andrea.

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ISBN 10: 0062513133 / ISBN 13: 9780062513137
Published by Harper Collins, San Francisco, 1995
From Gregor Rare Books (Langley, WA, U.S.A.)

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First Paperback Printing. A Near Fine copy in illustrated paper covers. Out of Print. Paris was a Woman is an illustrated collective portrait of the unique community of women who became known as the women of the left bank. Authors Colette, Djuna Barnes, and Gertrude Stein, poets H. D. and Natalie Clifford Barney, painters Romaine Brooks and Marie Laurencin, editors Bryher, Alice Toklas, Margaret Anderson, and Jane Heap, photographers Berenice Abbott and GisËle Freund, booksellers Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier, and journalist Janet Flanner all figured in this legendary milieu. A wealth of photographs, paintings, drawings, and literary fragments, many previously unpublished, combine with Andrea Weiss's lively and revealing text to give an unparalleled insight into this extraordinary network of women for whom Paris was neither mistress nor must, but a different kind of woman. Bookseller Inventory # 25655

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Title: Paris Was a Woman : Portraits from the Left ...

Publisher: Harper Collins, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1995

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A rare profile of the female literati in Paris at the turn of the century, this "scrapbook" of their work--along with Weiss's lively commentary--highlights the political, social, and artistic lives of the renowned lesbian and bisexual Modernists, including Colette, Djuana Barnes, and Sylvia Beach. 150 photos.

About the Author:

Andrea Weiss is a New Yorker living in London. She won an Emmy for her work on the documentary Before Stonewall and subsequent films have won awards at festivals worldwide. She is the author of Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in Film.

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