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Imagining Paris
Author: J. Gerald Kennedy

ISBN: 9780300061024
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26 August 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.6
Description:
In this highly readable book, J. Gerald Kennedy explores the imaginative process of five expatriate Americans--Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Djuna Barnes--by showing how the experience of living in Paris shaped their careers and literary works. In a sensitive and lucid manner, Kennedy discusses the inner map of Paris each of these authors reconstructed out of their various struggles to accommodate themselves to a complex, foreign scene; to construct an expatriate self; or to understand the contradictions of American identity. "The story of these five representative Americans is told by Kennedy so clearly that it seems obvious, as truth always does when it is said right."--Michael Reynolds, North Carolina State University "A richly anecdotal study of the reactions to Paris if five American writers who lived and wrote there during the inter-war years--Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Djuna Barnes."--Michael Kenney, Boston Globe "Kennedy's concept of place with its inherent dilemmas adds clear, fresh scholarship to the existing knowledge on the American expatriate writers...

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