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Left Bank : art, passion, and the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50

Author: Agnès Catherine Poirier
Publisher: New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An incandescent group portrait of the midcentury artists and thinkers whose lives, loves, collaborations, and passions were forged against the wartime destruction and postwar rebirth of Paris"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Poirier, Agnès Catherine.
Left Bank.
New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018
(DLC) 2017023902
(OCoLC)982538506
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Agnès Catherine Poirier
ISBN: 9781627790253 162779025X
OCLC Number: 1023431956
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Contents: I. War was my master --
The fall --
The choice --
The fight --
The desire --
II. Modern times --
A philosophy of existence --
Lust and emancipation --
A third way --
III. The ambiguities of action --
How not to be a communist? --
Love, style, drugs, and loneliness --
Action and dissidence --
"Paris's gloom is a powerful astringent" --
IV. Sharpening the senses --
"They owned art while we were just full of dollars" --
Stimulating the nerves --
Anger, spite, and failure --
Vindicated --
Farewells and a new dawn.
Responsibility: Agnès Poirier.

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"An incandescent group portrait of the midcentury artists and thinkers whose lives, loves, collaborations, and passions were forged against the wartime destruction and postwar rebirth of Paris"--Amazon.com.

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