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The garden of Eros

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"A poignant memoir of the Paris literary scene in the 1950s and 1960s by one of its protagonists Some of last century's leading cultural figures are brought to life here, people who shaped our modern thinking and defined the tastes of an entire generation, changing forever the way we look at literature and the world around us. Drawing from the accounts of two fellow publishers-Maurice Girodias and Barney Rosset, who were also active in the heady days of 1950s and 1960s Paris, London, and New York-and from his own personal recollections, John Calder talks about the challenges of being a publisher in that era of censorship and political persecution and the problems faced by such writers as Beckett, Burroughs, Trocchi, and Miller to have their work accepted and recognized. Told in John Calder's trademark raconteur style and peppered with salacious, revealing, and entertaining anecdotes, this book will appeal both to the general reader and anyone who is interested in the social and cultural history of the 20th century."

A fantastic read for anyone interested in the cultural and literary history of Europe (especially Paris), which in all honesty I struggled to out down in order to list for sale! Wonderfully written, informed and illustrative, there is little more that one could ask for from a book. if Intellectual History, the history of Paris and or literature have any interest to you, this book could not possibly be recommended more.

This book of over 300 pages is in very good condition, with hardly a mark or blemish. Again, this book could not be recommended enough.

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Author(s):
John Calder
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0957452209
ISBN-13:
9780957452206
Publisher:
Calder Publications

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"A poignant memoir of the Paris literary scene in the 1950s and 1960s by one of its protagonists Some of last century's leading cultural figures are brought to life here, people who shaped our modern thinking and defined the tastes of an entire generation, changing forever the way we look at literature and the world around us. Drawing from the accounts of two fellow publishers-Maurice Girodias and Barney Rosset, who were also active in the heady days of 1950s and 1960s Paris, London, and New York-and from his own personal recollections, John Calder talks about the challenges of being a publisher in that era of censorship and political persecution and the problems faced by such writers as Beckett, Burroughs, Trocchi, and Miller to have their work accepted and recognized. Told in John Calder's trademark raconteur style and peppered with salacious, revealing, and entertaining anecdotes, this book will appeal both to the general reader and anyone who is interested in the social and cultural history of the 20th century."

A fantastic read for anyone interested in the cultural and literary history of Europe (especially Paris), which in all honesty I struggled to out down in order to list for sale! Wonderfully written, informed and illustrative, there is little more that one could ask for from a book. if Intellectual History, the history of Paris and or literature have any interest to you, this book could not possibly be recommended more.

This book of over 300 pages is in very good condition, with hardly a mark or blemish. Again, this book could not be recommended enough.

Author(s):
John Calder
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0957452209
ISBN-13:
9780957452206
Publisher:
Calder Publications

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