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While there are many accessible biographies of important Missouri men, there are few such biographies of Missouri women, which might suggest that they did not count in history. This book, written by a mother-and-daughter team, helps to correct that misconception by tracing the lives of four women who played important roles in their eras. These women were exceptional because they had the courage to make the best of their abilities, forging trails and breaking the barriers that separated womenâ s spheres from those of men: A Native American woman the French newspapers called â Ignon Ouaconisen,â and the people of Paris called the â Missouri princess,â lived from about 1700 to after 1751.
Vie a Paris-Joie de Vivre in the City of Lights is about being happy. One doesn't have to be wealthy or live a jet setting lifestyle to take joy in your surroundings. It's about making the mundane, daily things we do fun, and the importance of sharing eve
Margaret MacMillan, an acclaimed historian explores here the many ways in which history, its values and dangers, affects us all, including how it is used and abused. The New York Times bestselling author of Paris 1919 and Nixon and Mao reveals how a deeper engagement with history in our private lives and, more important, in the sphere of public debate can guide us to a richer, more enlightened existence, as individuals and nations.
How is it that Flaubert, the great nineteenth-century novelist and last of the great French romantics, still seems so very modern? In this stunning new biography, Geoffrey Wall investigates why not only Madame Bovary, but its author exerts such a firm hold on the popular literary imagination. Wall's stylish and compelling book gives us Flaubert in all his contradictory splendor: as a blond giant of a man with green eyes and a splendidly resonant actor's voice who lived quietly at home in the sphere of his widowed mother, writing his wonderful novels at a rate of five words an hour; as an occasional, irregular visitor to Paris, where he became a noted participant in all the important literary and social milieus, a friend to Turgenev and the Goncourt brothers, and a literary luminary praised by the emperor; and as a passionate traveler-to Corsica, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Morocco-whose trips put him in company with courtesans, actresses, acrobats, gypsies, idiots, and simpletons of every stripe, until he returned home "to live like an oyster," as he describes it.
Brancusi's Romanian heritage is an important subject for those who study the sculptor. He was 28 years old in 1904 when he arrived in Paris, where he spent the rest of his life. He considered himself Romanian, he dressed like a Romanian peasant, and lived
Members of the Lost Generation, American writers and artists who lived in Paris during the 1920s, continue to occupy an important place in our literary history. Rebelling against increased commercialism and the ebb of cosmopolitan society in early twentieth-century America, they rejected the culture of what Ernest Hemingway called a place of â broad lawns and narrow minds.
Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In The Bonjour Effect Jean-Benoît and Julie chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters.