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'Rich and funny' Julian Barnes, Guardian
'Poirier's hugely enjoyable, quick-witted and richly anecdotal book is magnifique' The Times
A captivating portrait of those who lived, loved, fought, played and flourished in Paris between 1940 and 1950 and whose intellectual and artistic output still influences us today.
After the horrors of the Second World War, Paris was the place where the world's most original voices of the time came - among them Norman Mailer, Miles Davis, Simone de Beauvoir, James Baldwin, Juliette Greco, Alberto Giacometti, Saul Bellow and Arthur Koestler. Fuelled by the elation of the Liberation, these pioneers hoped to find an alternative to the Capitalist and Communist models for life, art and politics - a Third Way.
Agnes Poirier transports us to a time when Paris was at the heart of all that was new and brave and controversial, skilfully weaving together a collage of images and destinies.
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: December 2018
Number of pages: 400
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: not specified
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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