Godmother of Literary Paris – Ep.39

You’ve probably heard the name Sylvia Beach in sentences about Hemingway, Joyce, and other famous men. You’ve probably even heard of her in publishing Ulysses. You may not have heard of her blow up with Joyce over her publishing rights during a piracy scandal or of her relationship to fellow lending bookshop owner Adrienne Monnier.

Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way)

Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties by Noel Riley Fitch

Shakespeare and Company by Sylvia Beach

The Letters of Sylvia Beach edited by Keri Walsh

Paris Was a Woman by Andrea Weiss

Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900 – 1940 by Shari Benstock

Des Américaines à Paris: 1850 – 1920 by Gérard Bonal

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