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Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart

Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart

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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 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. Visitors are invited not only to read the books in the library and to share a pot of tea, but sometimes also to live in the shop itself all for free.
Weight: 1032
Pages quantity: 384
Dimensions (mm): 171 x 252 x 36
Binding: Hardback
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