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The Resource 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

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

Label
Paris on the brink : the 1930s Paris of Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Simone de Beauvoir, André Gide, Sylvia Beach, Léon Blum, and their friends
Title
Paris on the brink
Title remainder
the 1930s Paris of Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Simone de Beauvoir, André Gide, Sylvia Beach, Léon Blum, and their friends
Statement of responsibility
Mary McAuliffe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAuliffe, Mary Sperling
Dewey number
944/.36108150922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DC715
LC item number
.M384 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paris (France)
  • Artists
  • Intellectuals
  • Nineteen thirties
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Navigating a dangerous world
  • (1931-1932)
  • Taking sides
  • (1933)
  • Bloody Tuesday
  • (1934)
  • Sailing, sailing
  • (1935)
  • Coming apart
  • (1936)
  • End of an era
  • War in Spain
  • (1936)
  • End of the dream
  • (1937)
  • In war's shadow
  • (1938)
  • Dancing on a volcano
  • (1939)
  • Closing the circle
  • (1940)
  • (1929)
  • Rags and riches
  • (1929)
  • It could never happen here
  • (1930)
  • The ooh la la factor
  • (1930)
Control code
on1043978459
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781538112373
Lccn
2018004651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028511061
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1043978459
Label
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
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Navigating a dangerous world
  • (1931-1932)
  • Taking sides
  • (1933)
  • Bloody Tuesday
  • (1934)
  • Sailing, sailing
  • (1935)
  • Coming apart
  • (1936)
  • End of an era
  • War in Spain
  • (1936)
  • End of the dream
  • (1937)
  • In war's shadow
  • (1938)
  • Dancing on a volcano
  • (1939)
  • Closing the circle
  • (1940)
  • (1929)
  • Rags and riches
  • (1929)
  • It could never happen here
  • (1930)
  • The ooh la la factor
  • (1930)
Control code
on1043978459
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781538112373
Lccn
2018004651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028511061
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1043978459

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