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SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY, PARIS: A HISTORY OF THE RAG & BONE SHOP OF THE HEART. Ed. by Krista Halverson. Shakespeare and Company Paris, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 384 pp. with 229 ills. (123 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9791096101009 In English.
Publisher's description: This first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop -- Allen Ginsberg, Ana´s Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, among others -- with hundreds of never-before-seen archival pieces, including photographs of James Baldwin, William Burroughs and Langston Hughes, plus a foreword by the celebrated British novelist Jeanette Winterson and an epilogue by Sylvia Whitman, the daughter of the store's founder, George Whitman. The book has been edited by Krista Halverson, director of the newly founded Shakespeare and Company publishing house. 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. (This book includes an illustrated adaptation of Beach's memoir.) 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.
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Plans: 73,66
Worldwide Number: 814066
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