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THE LEFT BANK.

Lottman, Herbert R.

ISBN 10: 0395313228 / ISBN 13: 9780395313220
Published by BOSTON: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. 1982, 1982
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in a close to fine dj. (1/4"- inch tear at crest of spine on dj.) Writers, artists, and politics from the popular front to the cold war. Bookseller Inventory # 15903

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Title: THE LEFT BANK.

Publisher: BOSTON: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. 1982

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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This story begins in the Paris of the 1930s, when artists and writers stood at the center of the world stage. In the decade that saw the rise of the Nazis, much of the thinking world sought guidance from this extraordinary group of intellectuals. Herbert Lottman's chronicle follows the influential players—Gide, Malraux, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Koestler, Camus, and their pro-Fascist counterparts—through the German occupation, Liberation, and into the Cold War, when the struggle between superpowers all but drowned out their voices.

"Surprisingly fresh and intense. . . . A retrospective travelogue of the Left Bank in the days when it was the setting for almost all French intellectual activity. . . . Absorbing."—Naomi Bliven, New Yorker

"As an introduction to a period in French history already legendary, The Left Bank is superb."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

"An intellectual history. A history of the interaction between politics and letters. And a rumination on the limitless credulity of intellectuals."—Christopher Hitchens, New Statesman

From Publishers Weekly:

PW international correspondent Lottman, long based in Paris, chronicles the political involvement of such influential artists and intellectuals as Picasso, Breton, Gide, Sartre, de Beauvoir and Camus in the '30s and '40s. ``A model piece of social and intellectual history--and a poignant reminder of a time when artists and writers were voices of real power in the land,'' said PW.

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