Sylvia Beach 1962

One of the most important figures in Paris literary life was Sylvia Beach ( 1887-1962 ), owner of the legendary Shakespeare & Company bookstore, which became a focal point
for many writers, artists and intellectuals.
She published the first edition of James Joyce “Ulysses”, one of the most influential books in 20th century literature.
Here she is interviewed shortly before her death, offering many anecdotes and insights regarding Joyce, Hemingway and events surrounding these writers.
Light years away from the second rate drivel in some of todays Feuilletons ( FAZ, Die Zeit ) or the belligerent obsession with PC ( Guardian ), here is a testimony of somebody who experienced and witnessed a fascinating period at first hand and is refreshingly free of all intellectual snobbery.
Most highly recommended !