Imagining Paris by J. Gerald Kennedy
Exile, Writing, and American Identity

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Explores how living in Paris shaped the literary works of five expatriate Americans: Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Djuna Barnes. The book treats these figures and their works as instances of the effect of place on writing and the formation of the self.

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J. Gerald Kennedy is Professor of English at Louisiana State University. He was a consultant and on-camera authority on Poe in the television special, "The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe," for Arts & Entertainment cable channel (Biography series).
Published January 27, 1993 by Yale University Press. 288 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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A useful analysis of the city of Paris' influence on the expatriate writings of American authors like Gertrude Stein and F.

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Later he made himself intimately familiar with café life in Montparnasse, even when he wrote about its habitués, “The scum of Greenwich Village, New York, has been skimmed off and deposited in large ladles on that section of Paris adjacent to the Café Rotonde….” Kennedy implies that the tension f...

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