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Left Bank - Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950 by Agnes Poirier

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Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. 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, they hoped to find an independent and original alternative to the Capitalist and Communist models for life, art and politics - a Third Way. These pioneers also reinvented their relationships with others, questioning, shaking and often rejecting the institutions of marriage and family. They consumed drugs, cigarettes and alcohol with passion; their heightened sexuality proved an inherent part of their creativity and permeated everything they did. The fertility of the interaction between literature, theatre, anthropology, philosophy, politics and cinema was unrivalled by anywhere else in the world at that time, and Paris seemed to be at the heart of all that was new and brave and controversial. Yet what did they achieve, these intellectuals in whom so much fierce hope had been placed? Post-war Parisian irresponsibility is as much the focus of Left Bank as political, artistic, moral and sexual incandescence. Agns Poirier skilfully weaves together a collage of images and destinies and the voices clamour from the pages, as fresh, vital and challenging as when they first were raised.

Used, very good condition, hard cover with dust jacket. The top edge of the dust jacket is slightly creased but otherwise the book is in very good condition and appears not to have been used. The binding is tight, all the pages are clean and unmarked and the cover is in good condition. There are 8 pages of black and white photographs in the book.

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Author(s):
Agnes Poirier
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
1408857448
ISBN-13:
9781408857441
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing
Title:
Left Bank - Art, passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

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Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. 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, they hoped to find an independent and original alternative to the Capitalist and Communist models for life, art and politics - a Third Way. These pioneers also reinvented their relationships with others, questioning, shaking and often rejecting the institutions of marriage and family. They consumed drugs, cigarettes and alcohol with passion; their heightened sexuality proved an inherent part of their creativity and permeated everything they did. The fertility of the interaction between literature, theatre, anthropology, philosophy, politics and cinema was unrivalled by anywhere else in the world at that time, and Paris seemed to be at the heart of all that was new and brave and controversial. Yet what did they achieve, these intellectuals in whom so much fierce hope had been placed? Post-war Parisian irresponsibility is as much the focus of Left Bank as political, artistic, moral and sexual incandescence. Agns Poirier skilfully weaves together a collage of images and destinies and the voices clamour from the pages, as fresh, vital and challenging as when they first were raised.

Used, very good condition, hard cover with dust jacket. The top edge of the dust jacket is slightly creased but otherwise the book is in very good condition and appears not to have been used. The binding is tight, all the pages are clean and unmarked and the cover is in good condition. There are 8 pages of black and white photographs in the book.

Author(s):
Agnes Poirier
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
1408857448
ISBN-13:
9781408857441
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing
Title:
Left Bank - Art, passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

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