12 Rue de l'Odéon
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↨ Go Fullscreen by using the panorama’s upper right icon. ∆ Exit by clicking on the lower right X cross or the greyed out background. 1921 – The bookstore created in 1919 by Shakespeare and Company moves from 8 rue Dupuytren to 12 rue de l’Odéon. Sylvia Beach 1922 – Sylvia Beach is the first publisher of ‘s James Joyce Ulysses, serialized in the american journal Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920. The book is instantly deemed controversial, banned in the United States and United Kingdom until the mid-30’s. James Joyce himself uses the store as his office.
The bookstore florishes, becoming the epicentre of the anglophone writing community, counting
, Ernest Hemingway , Edith Wharton as its patrons and customers. F. Scott Fitzgerald 1940 – The store is permanently closed during the German Occupation.
Part of the circulating collection books will be later donated to the
. The American Library In Paris 1944 – Ernest Hemingway personally liberates the store, which will never reopen. But its name and legacy will live on… Sylvia Beach’s struggle to publish ‘Ulysses’ is depicted in the 2012 short movie written, directed and produced by Left Bank Bookseller . Lisa Reznik VIDEO LeftBankBooksellerfilm.com ‘ novel Cynthia Morris narrates the tale of a young american bookstore clerk venturing into Paris in the late thirties, seeking after her role model Sylvia Beach. Chasing Sylvia Beach VIDEO ChasingSylviaBeach.com
1921, 20th Century, Bookstores, Cynthia Morris, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Libraries, Lisa Reznik, Paris, Paris06, Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Beach, The1920s, World War II © LibrAdventures, Fabien Hurelle Explore an Adventure at random! Go back to the main map The Index: List of all the Adventures Like LibrAdventures on Facebook Subscribe to the newsletter The Explorer: Share this Adventure with your friends: Comment on Facebook