70 bis rue Notre Dame des Champs
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1921 – Poet and literary magazine editor Ezra Pound, who helped James Joyce & T.S Elliot early works getting published, gets bored with the british intellectual scene.
Pound and his wife Dorothy Shakespear move to Paris at 70 bis rue Notre Dame des Champs.
He is the neighbor of Ford Madox Ford who lives in the same street, and his apartment quickly becomes the meeting place of avant-garde artists, from Fernand Léger to Jean Cocteau.
1922 – Ernest Hemingway and his wife visit the Pounds, initiating a friendship.
Pound becomes his mentor by helping him shape his style, getting published and discovering new authors.
In exchange, Hem gives the thin and mannered Ezra boxing lessons.
1924 – Pound persuades lawyer and collector John Quinn to provide funding to Ford Madox Ford‘s Transatlantic Review.
The monthly literary magazine edited by Ford and featuring the works of Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, George Braque and Man Ray only lasts a year.
It will nonetheless considerably influence the later literary scene, and the future works of its featured authors: it’s in the fourth Transatlantic Review issue that James Joyce published Work in Progress… which would become Finnegan’s Wake fifteen years later.
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