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Americans in Paris, 1900-1930 : a selected, annotated bibliography /
compiled by William G. Bailey.
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
description
xix, 162 p. : ill. --
ISBN
0313264422 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1989.
isbn
0313264422 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
general note
Includes indexes.
catalogue key
310747
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1990-01:
Bailey (Sam Houston State University) is an accomplished bibliographer; his work includes Human Longevity from Antiquity to the Modern Lab (CH, Jul '87), Police Science, 1964-1984 (CH, Sep '86) and "Encyclopedia of American Fads" (in progress). His annotations document the scintillating Paris of the early 1900s in smooth prose. Contents are arranged in eight broad topical groups, like "Writers and Their Crowd," with author and subject indexes. Students wanting to capture the period's ambience should read Gertrude Stein's Paris France (1940), Anais Nin's Paris Revisited (1972), and Robert McAlmon's Being Geniuses Together (1938). Scholars of English and French literatures, American and French history, and 20th-century fine arts will find relevant materials here. For upper-division college and graduate collections; also for large public libraries. -J. W. Galloway, Texas Woman's University
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"Bailey is an accomplished bibliographer; his work includes Human Longevity from Antiquity to the Modern Lab, Police Science, 1964-1984 and 'Encyclopedia of American Fads' (in progress). His annotations document the scintillating Paris of the early 1900s in smooth prose. Contents are arranged in eight broad topical groups, like 'Writers and Their Crowd,' with author and subject indexes. . . . Scholars of English and French literatures, American and French history, and 20th-century fine arts will find relevant materials here. For upper-division college and graduate collections; also for large public libraries."- Choice
'œAmericans In Paris, 1900-1930: A Selected, Annotated Bibliogrpahy identifies 639 writings concerned with the hundreds of thousands of artistic Americans who flocked to the City of Lights during the early part of this century. . . . the bibliography encompasses newspaper accounts and articles from popular magazines and scholarly journals, as well as creative literature (i.e., novels and plays). The many personalities covered include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and many other writers, painters, sculptors, photographers, and musicians.'' American Libraries
"Americans In Paris, 1900-1930: A Selected, Annotated Bibliogrpahy identifies 639 writings concerned with the hundreds of thousands of artistic Americans who flocked to the City of Lights during the early part of this century. . . . the bibliography encompasses newspaper accounts and articles from popular magazines and scholarly journals, as well as creative literature (i.e., novels and plays). The many personalities covered include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and many other writers, painters, sculptors, photographers, and musicians."- American Libraries
'œBailey is an accomplished bibliographer; his work includes Human Longevity from Antiquity to the Modern Lab, Police Science, 1964-1984 and 'Encyclopedia of American Fads' (in progress). His annotations document the scintillating Paris of the early 1900s in smooth prose. Contents are arranged in eight broad topical groups, like 'Writers and Their Crowd,' with author and subject indexes. . . . Scholars of English and French literatures, American and French history, and 20th-century fine arts will find relevant materials here. For upper-division college and graduate collections; also for large public libraries.'' Choice
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
"Bailey is an accomplished bibliographer. . . . His annotations document the scintillating Paris of the early 1900s in smooth prose. Contents are arranged in eight broad topical groups, like Writers and Their Crowds, ' with author and subject indexes. . . . Scholars of English and French literatures, American and French history, and 20th-century fine arts will find relevant materials here." Choice
Long Description
Americans in Paris, 1900-1930 concentrates on the influx of artistic Americans who booked passage for the City of Lights during the early twentieth century. Bailey traces the Americans' arrival in Paris to their departure during the Great Depression. The book is divided into eight chapters. The first chapter provides background on Americans in Paris prior to 1900 and on the rise of French bohemia. "Newspaper Accounts" document the astonishing flow of people and money from America to France. "The Expatriation Question" studies the problem of Americans speaking out against their homeland. "Tourism and Americanization" probes America's rapid influence in France. "Writers and Their Crowd" identifies the serious artists who wrote about their experiences in Paris. "Painters, Sculptors, Photographers" singles out those Americans who enrolled in Paris art schools and benefited from exposure to an art-rich city. "Musician and Other Paris Americans" rounds out the diverse gathering of these intriguing people. "Creative Literature" captures the Paris experience in fiction and speaks more truth than many of the memoirs.
Long Description
Bailey is an accomplished bibliographer. . . . His annotations document the scintillating Paris of the early 1900s in smooth prose. Contents are arranged in eight broad topical groups, like 'Writers and Their Crowds,' with author and subject indexes. . . . Scholars of English and French literatures, American and French history, and 20th-century fine arts will find relevant materials here. Choice Americans in Paris, 1900-1930 concentrates on the influx of artistic Americans who booked passage for the City of Lights during the early twentieth century. Bailey traces the Americans' arrival in Paris to their departure during the Great Depression. The book is divided into eight chapters. The first chapter provides background on Americans in Paris prior to 1900 and on the rise of French bohemia. Newspaper Accounts document the astonishing flow of people and money from America to France. The Expatriation Question studies the problem of Americans speaking out against their homeland. Tourism and Americanization probes America's rapid influence in France. Writers and Their Crowd identifies the serious artists who wrote about their experiences in Paris. Painters, Sculptors, Photographers singles out those Americans who enrolled in Paris art schools and benefited from exposure to an art-rich city. Musician and Other Paris Americans rounds out the diverse gathering of these intriguing people. Creative Literature captures the Paris experience in fiction and speaks more truth than many of the memoirs.
Table of Contents
Historical Background Newspaper Accounts (New York Times)
The Expatriation Question Tourism and Americanization Writers and Their Crowd Painters, Sculptors, Photographers Musicians and Other Paris Americans Creative Literature
Appendix: Rate of Exchange
Indexes
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