Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50

Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50

An incandescent group portrait of the midcentury artists and thinkers whose lives, loves, collaborations, and passions were forged against the wartime destruction and postwar rebirth of Paris In this fascinating tour of a celebrated city during one of its most trying, significant, and ultimately triumphant eras, Agnes Poirier unspools the stories of the poets, writers, pain An incandescent group portrait of the midcentury artists and thinkers whose lives, loves, collaborations, and passion...

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Title:Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50
Author:Agnès Poirier
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Genres:History
ISBN:Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50 Reviews

  • Nancy
    Nov 02, 2017
    There's no shortage of literature written about the famous Lost Generation of writers who populated Paris in the 1920's, and I have read my share. I was totally unfamiliar with the dynamic society of writers who made Paris their home between 1940 and 1950. This book filled that void in...
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    Oct 31, 2017
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    Oct 24, 2017
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    Oct 31, 2017
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    Oct 24, 2017
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    Apr 04, 2018
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    Oct 31, 2017
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  • Denis
    Apr 12, 2018
    This is one of the most enjoyable history books I?ve read in a long time. As fast-moving, eventful, and thrilling as an epic novel, it is also, first and foremost, a vibrant, skillful, literate and thoroughly researched study of the mythical left bank of Paris, at the time when it be...
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    Mar 23, 2018
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  • Kristine
    Mar 04, 2018
    Left Bank by Agnes Poirier is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. A multifaceted, multi-disciplinary book on different generations living in Paris between 1940 and 1950 within a 'Third Way philosophy' (not Capitalist, yet not quite Communist). They uncover and displ...
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  • Aaron Finestone
    Nov 19, 2017
    French anglophile journalist Agnes Poirier, presents a delicious peak into the intellectual life of Paris from about 1940 to 1950. Left Bank (Henry & Company) centers on Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, their loves, their students, their writing, and their circle of French,...
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  • Courtney (A Little Bookish Life)
    Mar 28, 2018
    This book read so well, I was able to imagine so much of the life and times of the people in Paris during the 1940s. I personally admit that I enjoyed the first half of this book so much more than the second. It tapered off for me and I became more disinterested, but I will absolutely ...
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    Jan 14, 2018
    I won an Advance Readers Copy in a GOODREADS giveaway sponsored by Henry Holt. ...
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