Hardback Shakespeare and Company, Paris : a history of the rag & bone shop of the heart / edited by Krista Halverson.
Publication year: 2016
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: Shakespeare and Company,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9791096101009 (hbk.) :
George Whitman opened his bookstore in a tumbledown 16th-century building just across the Seine from Notre-Dame in 1951, a decade after the original Shakespeare and Company had closed. Run by Sylvia Beach, it had been the meeting place for the Lost Generation and the first publisher of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. Since Whitman picked up the mantle, Shakespeare and Company has served as a home-away-from-home for many celebrated writers, from Jorge Luis Borges to Ray Bradbury, A.M. Homes to Dave Eggers, as well as for young authors and poets. Through the prism of the shop's history, the book traces the lives of literary expats in Paris from 1951 to the present, touching on the Beat Generation, civil rights, May'68 and the feminist movement - all while pondering that perennial literary question, 'What is it about writers and Paris?'.
384 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm