Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank

Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank

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Originally written over two decades ago and recipient of a prestigious Lambda Literary Award, Paris Was a Woman offers a unique glimpse into the brilliant female writers and artists who lived in Paris during the turn of the century. Now including a new introduction and illustrations, this "scrapbook" of their works, accompanied by the lively commentary of Andrea Weiss, showcases the political, social, and artistic lives of renowned lesbian and bisexual Modernists such as Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Sylvia Beach, and many others. Painstakingly researched and filled with a plethora of images, paintings, drawings, and literary excerpts, this book provides a fascinating account of how these women found themselves and their voices in the vibrant city of Paris between the wars. For these women, Paris was not just a muse or mistress, but a place where they could express themselves freely and fully.

Authored by Andrea Weiss


256 pages 

Measurements: 7 x 10 inches 

Published by Counterpoint; Reprint edition (October 29, 2013)