9781590171844

Memoirs of Montparnasse

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  • ISBN13:

    9781590171844

  • ISBN10:

    1590171845

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2007-05-29
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Summary

Memoirs of Montparnasseis a delicious book about being young, restless, reckless, and without cares. It is also the best and liveliest of the many chronicles of 1920s Paris and the exploits of the lost generation. In 1928, nineteen-year-old John Glassco escaped Montreal and his overbearing father for the wilder shores of Montparnasse. He remained there until his money ran out and his health collapsed, and he enjoyed every minute of his stay. Remarkable for their candor and humor, Glassco's memoirs have the daft logic of a wild but utterly absorbing adventure, a tale of desire set free that is only faintly shadowed by sadness at the inevitable passage of time.

Author Biography

John Glassco (1909—1981) was born in Montreal and attended McGill, but moved to Paris before attaining his degree. Glassco won the Governor General’s Award in 1971 for his Selected Poems.

Mavis Gallant was born in Montreal and worked as a journalist before moving to Europe to devote herself to writing fiction. Her Paris Stories and Varieties of Exile were published by NYRB Classics. She lives in Paris.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Memoirs of Montparnassep. 1
Peoplep. 203
Placesp. 229
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