Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the rag & Bone Shop of the Heart [Audiobook] download free by Krista Halverson

Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the rag & Bone Shop of the Heart Audiobook download free by Krista Halverson
  • Listen audiobook: Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the rag & Bone Shop of the Heart
  • Author: Krista Halverson
  • Release date: 2016/2/3
  • Publisher: SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9791096101009
  • Rating: 9.82 of 10
  • Votes: 440
  • Review by: Pedro Machado
  • Review rating: 8.33 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/20
  • Duration: 4H51M15S in 256 kbps (76.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-15
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPC, WAV, AIFF, MPEG4, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC, WMA (compression TAR.LZO, RAR, ZIP, CAB)
  • Total pages original book: 384
  • Includes a PDF summary of 46 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 35M41S (9.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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. 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. More than 30,000 people have stayed at Shakespeare and Company, fulfilling Whitman's vision of a `socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore'. 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?'.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literature: History & Criticism, Guidebooks, Literary Studies: General, Social & Cultural History, Domestic Trade, Biography: Literary
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 36.15 USD
  • Dimensions: 159x240x35.56mm
  • Weight: 1,040g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Paris, France

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