Paris France (Paperback)

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By Gertrude Stein, Adam Gopnik (Introduction by)
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Matched only by Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, Paris France is a "fresh and sagacious" (The New Yorker) classic of prewar France and its unforgettable literary eminences.

Celebrated for her innovative literary bravura, Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) settled into a bustling Paris at the turn of the twentieth century, never again to return to her native America. While in Paris, she not only surrounded herself with—and tirelessly championed the careers of—a remarkable group of young expatriate artists but also solidified herself as "one of the most controversial figures of American letters" (New York Times).

In Paris France (1940)—published here with a new introduction from Adam Gopnik—Stein unites her childhood memories of Paris with her observations about everything from art and war to love and cooking. The result is an unforgettable glimpse into a bygone era, one on the brink of revolutionary change.

About the Author

Gertrude Stein, born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1874, is a renowned American writer, poet, and art collector. The author of more than a dozen books and countless works of criticism, Stein died in France in 1946.

Adam Gopnik has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1986. He has published many books including Paris to the Moon. He lives in New York City.

Praise For…

[A] testament of love…[and] affirmation of faith by one who knows the meaning of French civilization and loves France.
— The Atlantic

Less a love affair than an enduring marriage with a people and a country.
— Guardian

Full of charm, a very personal charm, and humor.
— The Nation

[Gertrude Stein’s] droll double vision is best appreciated in Paris France. First published in 1940 and freshly reissued with an introduction by Adam Gopnik, it’s a portrait of her beloved Paris pre-occupation, full of bons mots on fashion, food, art, and love—just the thing for a friend dreaming in French.

— Megan O’Grady -

Product Details
ISBN: 9780871403742
ISBN-10: 0871403749
Publisher: Liveright
Publication Date: June 24th, 2013
Pages: 128
Language: English