In 1970, the culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. Without quite realizing it, they were shaping today's tastes and culture, the way we eat now. The conversations among this group were chronicled by M.F.K. Fisher in journals and letters--some of which were later discovered by Luke Barr, her great-nephew. In Provence, 1970, he captures this seminal season, set against a stunning backdrop in cinematic scope--complete with gossip, drama, and contemporary relevance. From the Publisher.
The Greater Journey tells the story of American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who left their homes to settle in Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900.
History may remember the American artists, writers, and musicians of the Left Bank best, but the reality is that there were many more American businessmen, socialites, manufacturers' representatives, and lawyers living on the other side of the River Seine. Nancy L. Green introduces the reader to a long-forgotten part of the American overseas population. Based on publisher's description.
Call Number: Van Pelt Library PR9199.3.S295 M43 2010
Publication Date: 2010
This book presents a series of studies on the images of Paris presented by writers of fiction including John Glassco, Mavis Gallant, and Lola Lemire Tostevin, but also in works of social history and personal memoir. Scobie and Stouck present Paris as represented in the literature of the 20th century.