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Rive Gauche | Some of the artists in Paris intellectuals of the 20s, Ezra Pound (standing on the left) Jane Cocteau (with cane) through Mina Loy (kneeling on the floor).

Mujeres de la Rive Gauche

Amazing grouping of intellectuals c. Ray, Tzara, Cocteau, Pound plus some - often seen as the Lost Generation

"Were it not for coffee one could not write, which is to say one could not live." Honore de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon.

James Joyce, Ezra Pound, John Quinn and Ford Madox Ford                              in Paris, Autumn 1923

James Joyce, Ezra Pound, John Quinn and Ford Madox Ford in Paris, Autumn 1923

I swim out in a trance / on the glittering dark water. / A steady note of a tuba comes in. / It’s a friend’s voice: “Take up your grave and walk.” (From “Two Cities” translated by Robert Bly) Tomas Tranströmer, (Sweden, 1931 - ) Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality."

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 was awarded to Tomas Tranströmer "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality".

"CANCIONES Y POEMAS PARA NIÑOS" DE FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA. Es una recopilación de poemas de Lorca recogidos en este libro dirigido a los niños.  Es un libro precioso de poesía. Os lo recomiendo.

Federico García Lorca June 1898 – 19 August was a Spanish poet, dramatist, and theatre director.

Anais Nin..One of my first true loves..

“…the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” -Anaïs Nin

'The Transatlantic Review' Paris 1923: Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, Ezra Pound and John Quinn http://www.geoffwilkins.net/ulysses/images/JJ_circle.jpg

expats in Paris: Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, John Quinn,

Joseph Conrad, 1904 //  by George Charles Beresford

The hero of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is most obviously Mr. Marlow, as he overcame the “heart of darkness.

Maxim Gorky... Leon Tolstoy... Anton Chekhov...

Russian writers: Leo Tolstoy Maxim Gorky and Anton Chekhov Crimea, Russia, 1901

The Lost Generation in 1920s Paris: Ezra Pound, poet. "Sarah & Gerald," a novel of Paris in the 1920s, by Christopher Geoffrey McPherson.

The Lost Generation in Paris: Ezra Pound, poet. "Sarah Gerald," a novel of Paris in the by Christopher Geoffrey McPherson.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Family album snapshot of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, sitting on lawn at her mother’s home, January Alabama.

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