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Shakespeare and Company Paris A History of the Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart This is a first ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris It interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop Allen Ginsberg Ana s Nin Ethan Hawke Rober

  • Title: Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart
  • Author: Krista Halverson
  • ISBN: 9791096101009
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart By Krista Halverson, This is a first ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris It interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop Allen Ginsberg, Ana s Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, among others with hundreds of never before seen archival pieces It includes photographs of James Baldwin, William Burroughs and Langston HuThis is a first ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris It interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop Allen Ginsberg, Ana s Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, among others with hundreds of never before seen archival pieces It includes photographs of James Baldwin, William Burroughs and Langston Hughes, plus a foreword by the celebrated British novelist Jeanette Winterson and an epilogue by Sylvia Whitman, the daughter of the store s founder, George Whitman The book has been edited by Krista Halverson, director of the newly founded Shakespeare and Company publishing house.
    Shakespeare and Company Shakespeare and Company rue de la Bcherie Paris Tel news shakespeareandcompany Main Shop Monday to Saturday, am to pm Home Page shakeandco contact us shakespeare co all rights reserved Shakespeare Company Shakespeare Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also Shakespeare and Company bookstore Location shakeandco Broadway between th and th Streets New York, NY Phone E Mail info shakeandco Subway Take the A, B, or C Trains to the nd Street stop Shakespeare and Company Sylvia Beach, James Laughlin Shakespeare and Company Sylvia Beach, James Laughlin on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Sylvia Beach was intimately acquainted with the expatriate and visiting writers of Shakespeare Co All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go Shakespeare Co is my new favorite coffee shop in Center City It combines two of the best things the cozy atmosphere of a small coffeeshop, and a bookstore, all bundled into one small package The front part is a small coffee shop with a few small tables, serving up your favorite coffee drinks as well as pastries and a few other things to Shakespeare Co All You Need to Know BEFORE You Shakespeare Company is a nice bookstore with a small cafe when you enter Its also a great spot to work study They have tables and plenty of outlets and the place is well lit I find that it is always clean and the noise level is perfect not too loud, but not completely quiet It s the perfect atmosphere. Calendar Shakespeare Company Lenox, MA Shakespeare Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays.

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    1. Absolutely loved this book I smiled all the way through What a storied history After reading, I realized I had picked a few books from George s journal notes in the early part to save to a list for my future reading Only after reading was it clear that across the miles and time that George is still sharing books.

    2. This book is absolutely magical It brings me back to the moment of wonder when I walked through the doors of this amazing place and lights the fire of desire to return Even though I never met George, after reading this book, I feel as if he is now part of my soul The bookstore and the book have rekindled my desire to read and made words mean something again I will be reading this book over and over until the pages are unable to be read.

    3. A comprehensive history of the Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Co Beautiful collection of photos, stories, cartoons and poems Makes you want to visit as soon as possible.

    4. Shall we invent a way to travel through time Yes That s great You should know that I desperately want to go back to the moment I walked into the world of Shakespeare Company It s probably the most enchanting place I ve ever visited To use the words of Jeanette Winterson The shop is like a Tardis modest enough on the outside, a labyrinth on the inside Every vertical space is shelved with books of every kind A rickety staircase carries you like a fairy tale hero to a warren of rooms on the first f [...]

    5. What a lovely lovely book I ve been to Shakespeare Co before, but I MUST go again, now having a way better sense of its vast and rich history If I had known it was an option to stay there.Loved all the pictures A child through and through haha and the excepts of poetry and biographies and anecdotes from Tumbleweeds The magic of the place and of George is preserved in this book and I m so grateful that I got to touch a piece of it.

    6. This book is s lovely It s wonderful to read about the history of this famous bookstore, but the book is not just about that, there s also beautiful pictures and a lot of contributions by famous writers and by some tumbleweeds There s a lot of material from George Whitman s archives and even a small graphic novel part about Sylvia Beach s life A must read for anyone who loves Shakespeare and Company.

    7. A book and a monument that you can wander through just as if you were in a bookstore itself.This is a truly wonderful tribute to and history of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris It includes a mini graphic novel that tells the story of Sylvia Beach s original Paris book store from the 1920 s 1930 s which was closed due to the German occupation of WWII and never reopened It tells the story of George Whitman s youth through his diary entries and then his founding of his own store calle [...]

    8. I decided to read this book when I was feeling particularly frayed, thinned, washed out I thought it would be a nice bit of light reading The history of a bookshop what could be nicer Instead, I found myself simultaneously euphoric and heartbroken I m not the sort of person who cries when they read I cried with this book It was so genuine I felt shattered It s the story of the shop, but an autobiography The character of Shakespeare Co is imbued in everything from the egalitarian selections of pr [...]

    9. OK While it is not a great book, it is a book I thoroughly enjoyed I even wrote to the bookshop the following I am a lover of books I taught high school English for 30 years and now teach composition and literature at the college level This past year, after moving to a new neighborhood, I co founded a community book group that has grown from 6 to 23 members in less than a year As Thomas Jefferson wrote, I cannot live without books I found myself unable to stop reading your bookshop s history boo [...]

    10. Well, that settles it I must visit this masterpiece.To anyone who loves bookshops, loves books, or loves curiosities, please pick this up this gem Chockful of pictures, poetry, newspaper clippings, comics, and short bios written by guests of the store appropriately dubbed Tumbleweeds , this reads like a scrapbook than a history book Shakespeare and Company has an extensive history, stretching over a century, the helm passing from Sylvia Beach to George Whitman to Sylvia Whitman, courting the Lo [...]

    11. This book has a lovely, appealing layout with all sorts of printed ephemera concerning the storied shop If you re looking to reminisce or become enthused about visiting Paris, this book will stoke the flames.

    12. My favorite book I ve read this year An absolute dream It chronicles the life of a Parisian bookstore and its eccentric American owner the store and the man are sort of strangely intertwined, reflecting one another Both are wild and sprawling and messy and fiery and filled with stories Double entendre High five George Whitman apparently spent his childhood in China, his youth hitchhiking around Mexico and serving in the army, and then somehow ended up living in Paris for 50 years all the while b [...]

    13. This marvelous book is as heartwarming, lovely, and whimsical as the real bookstore that is its subject Shakespeare and company is one of Paris most beloved and iconic stores it s a place of wonders where you can spend hours leaving through troves of books, and even sleep I used to go there a lot when living in Paris and, yes, I do miss it This volume is basically a biography of this paradise for book lovers, but a biography as delightfully original as the place itself There is a chronological n [...]

    14. I love when an author surprises me with a change of structure Ms Halverson has done this as an editor through the use of multiple literary elements and media It could be described as a wanderer s style , much as a person wanders among the library stacks or a bookshop From the illustrated comic cartoon of the original Shakespeare and Company of Sylvia Beach through the life journey of George Whitman and the single page autobiographies of various Tumbleweeds the editor guides the reader to visit l [...]

    15. It s hard to describe this book which was a great read It s basically the biography of a bookstore from the 1950s to the day before yesterday filled with photos of writers who were there in the past and personal memoirs and posts from people who walked the aisles or slept there as a tumbleweed In the year 1600, this building was a monastery said the store s owner George Whitman who passed away in 2011 His daughter Sylvia carries on the wonderful traditions of Shakespeare and Company and welcomes [...]

    16. Having lived in Paris from 1988 to 1993, and returned many times, and especially after being shortlisted in the Shakespeare and Company novella contest a few years back, I had to get the book and reminisce The book is a good scrapbook of the store that I liked for what it represented than the physical store itself when I visited in the late 80s the store was a great disheveled monument maybe a good thing it burned in 1990 so they could fix it up It is still a wish of mine to be asked to read th [...]

    17. If you love bookstores, this history of S and C is for you Lots of photos and stories post Sylvia Beach s store Having never been, I enjoyed this book a lot.

    18. A sheer pleasure and delight from start to finish Warning sensitive readers may find themselves looking at real estate for their dream used bookstore.

    19. I am so glad I found this book after visiting this little bookstore in Paris It was the most amazing place as George calls it, a palace of books His spirit of curiosity is evident in every touch of this store I wish I could visit it over and over again This book is magical just like the store.

    20. I really really liked this In the spring I heard a book was coming out bout the bookstore and I had to get it Lots of pictures and stories bout the bookstore It s really good.Did you eve love a bookstore Did you ever want to fall in love with a bookstore As an institution Shakespeare and Company has history that reaches end of WWI FWIW , the bookstore owned by Sylvia Beach didn t reopen after WWII , and the present bookstore was named Mistral until the 60 s This was such fun to read If you can w [...]

    21. It s good physical exercise simply reading this book Most pages read vertically, but most also have a horizontal element, and some are entirely horizontal And placing this book into a genre is difficult I d say it is most like a scrapbook It has reprints of typed essays, handwritten notes, old photos, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, leaflets, fliers and posters And yes, there is some personally written prose inserted by the publisher But, it was interesting reading.George Whitman was a v [...]

    22. Um espa o neste caso, uma livraria pode ser a personagem central de um livro, com uma hist ria riqu ssima, contada ao longo de quase um s culo de vida, atrav s de tempo de paz e de tempo de guerra, de v rias gera es, de tumultos sociais e de momentos de hist ria, de gente que entra, sai e ali dorme, dos tremendos escritores que ali passaram, dos tumbleweeds que l deixaram a sua biografia e, acima de tudo, de George Whitman, a alma do espa o perpetuada pela filha, Sylvia Whitman Tudo isto na cida [...]

    23. Fascinating I already had Paris on my list of places to visit Now I can add Shakespeare and Company as well It sounds like heaven.

    24. A heartwarming story of this wonderful parisian bookstore The book is filled with pictures and stories of people having spent some time at the bookstore Through the book, you fell in love with old George and can t prevent from smiling at some stories.

    25. Having visited Shakespeare and Company a number of times in 1968 and several times in the 2000s it was a pleasure to read this history of such a unique place and to savour the photos, stories, letters and memories that it has spawned in its lifetime The book is amazingly organized mainly in decades and yet retains the crazy anti establishment chaos of the bookstore it describes impossible to visit there without becoming smitten by the sheer glory and range of its books and the literary experien [...]

    26. I love books, I love bookstores and I love Paris The cover on this book was worth the price A great photo of the bookstore in a textured print The book is the true story of a quirky bookstore and owner So different and uniquely put together It won t be for everyone but if you love books and bookstores and authors who visit, Tumbleweeds who stay for a day or for weeks, this book will engage you Can t imagine how I missed it when we were in Paris but when I go back, I ll find it Of course since Ge [...]

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