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Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast and/or Flanner’s Paris Was Yesterday: 1925 – 1939

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+1

Wednesday May 11 at 6pm, online book discussion

Many of us may have read Hemingway’s iconic book and may want to re-read it or… read Janet Flanner’s account of life in the Paris over some of the same period. Here’s what Shakespeare and Company say about Flanner’s book: In 1925 Janet Flanner began writing a fortnightly ‘Letter from Paris’ for the nascent New Yorker….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 …. 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, Marlene 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.” So read one or both books, or just tune in for a lively discussion!

Cost: 6€50 (including 50 cent Paypal convenience charge)

Details

Date:
May 11
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+1
Event Category:

Organizer

Margo De Lay
Email:
mcdeley@sbcglobal.net

Venue

Zoom

Details

Date:
May 11
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+1
Event Category:

Organizer

Margo De Lay
Email:
mcdeley@sbcglobal.net

Venue

Zoom