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Paris on the brink : the 1930s Paris of Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Simone de Beauvoir, André Gide, Sylvia Beach, Léon Blum, and their friends / Mary McAuliffe.

Author/creator McAuliffe, Mary Sperling, 1943- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxii, 359 pages : black and white illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents End of an era (1929) -- Rags and riches (1929) -- It could never happen here (1930) -- The ooh la la factor (1930) -- Navigating a dangerous world (1931-1932) -- Taking sides (1933) -- Bloody Tuesday (1934) -- Sailing, sailing (1935) -- Coming apart (1936) -- War in Spain (1936) -- End of the dream (1937) -- In war's shadow (1938) -- Dancing on a volcano (1939) -- Closing the circle (1940).
Abstract "Vividly portrays the City of Light during the tumultuous 1930s. The decade was marked by violence at home and the rise of Hitler abroad, even as glamour prevailed in fashion and Surrealism sparked new forms of artistic creativity"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract "Paris on the Brink vividly portrays the City of Light during the tumultuous 1930s, from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to war and German Occupation. This was a dangerous and turbulent decade, during which workers flexed their economic muscle and their opponents struck back with increasing violence. As the divide between haves and have-nots widened, so did the political split between left and right, with animosities exploding into brutal clashes, intensified by the paramilitary leagues of the extreme right. Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini escalated the increasingly hazardous international environment, while the civil war in Spain added to the instability of the times. Yet throughout the decade, Paris remained at the center of cultural creativity. Major figures on the Paris scene, such as Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, André Gide, Marie Curie, Picasso, Stravinsky, and Coco Chanel, continued to hold sway, in addition to Josephine Baker, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre could now be seen at their favorite cafés, while Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, and Elsa Schiaparelli came to prominence, along with France's first Socialist prime minister, Léon Blum. Despite the decade's creativity and glamour, it remained a difficult and dangerous time, and Parisians responded with growing nativism and anti-Semitism, while relying on their Maginot Line to protect them from external harm. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, Mary McAuliffe brings this extraordinary era to life." -- Publisher's description
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 299-343) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: McAuliffe, Mary Sperling, 1943- author. Paris on the brink Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018] 9781538112380
LCCN 2018004651
ISBN9781538112373 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN153811237X hardcover alkaline paper
Standard identifier# 40028511061

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