Our Book Club will explore French literary culture + include travel books to transport you. Women authors are particularly featured to inspire you. Join us!
The spirit and lifestyle of the Left Bank in Paris from 1900 to 1940 was populated by many artists and writers like Picasso and Hemingway who were joined by many women writers like Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein, with Collette already an established name . Some writers explored both traditional narratives or expressed a modernist view of the English language. Many new forms of novels, poetry and storytelling characterise this period that is unique to Paris. Some authors were celebrated for their personal liberation or the spare use of language. The idea of poetry was re-invented and the novel was refreshed into something more personal.
When exploring the streets and avenues of the Left Bank, the atmosphere and culture of the area is filled with unique and extraordinary places. Follow in the footsteps of the daily lives and works of this unique circle of writers who created some of the most important modernist literature that set the tone for the 20th century. With the start of WWII this marked the end of this “movable feast” *(Hemmingway) and a unique period in literary history.