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by Professor Robert McAlmon,Professor Kay Boyle

eBook Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930 epub
  • ISBN: 0801855845
  • Author: Professor Robert McAlmon,Professor Kay Boyle
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Historical
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; Revised, Subsequent edition (March 11, 1997)
  • Pages: 374 pages
  • ePUB size: 1587 kb
  • FB2 size 1821 kb
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Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930 Paperback – March 11, 1997. Published in 1938, the initial layer of chapters in "Being Geniuses Together" was written by Robert McAlmon, who engaged in a marriage of convenience with lesbian heiress Winifred Bryhrer

Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930 Paperback – March 11, 1997. by Professor Robert McAlmon (Author), Professor Kay Boyle (Author). Published in 1938, the initial layer of chapters in "Being Geniuses Together" was written by Robert McAlmon, who engaged in a marriage of convenience with lesbian heiress Winifred Bryhrer. McAlmon used his "inheritance" from Bryher's tremendously rich parents to fund Contact Press, which published Djuna Barnes, Ford Maddox Ford, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams and others.

It is Miss Boyle who gives us the airy magic of Camelot-Paris simply by telling us the story of her hopelessly romantic life. Book Description: A beautiful evocation of 1920s Paris in a sad, funny, informative, and nostalgic memoir. About the Author: Robert McAlmon was essayist, poet, and fiction writer, as well as an influential publisher.

Being Geniuses Together 1920-1930. This collaboration - posthumous in McAlmon's case - has proved amazingly successful. 1938 in literature - The year 1938 in literature involved some significant events and new books. Events The trilogy, . by John Dos Passos, is published containing his three novels The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932), and The Big Money (1936).

Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930 book. Their collaborative memoir began as a book written by McAlmon in 1934. As both writers tell wonderful anecdotes-of Joyce on his evening binges, of Stein holding court, of Hemingway at his most vicious-they beautifully evoke 1920s Paris in this sad, funny, informative, and nostalgic memoir.

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Being Geniuses Together 1920-1930 (Revised with supplementary chapters and an afterword by Kay Boyle). This is an evocative memoir - much more substantive than many books exploring the lives of expats in Paris in the 20s & 30s. 0. Report.

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Boyle and Robert McAlmon coauthored Being Geniuses Together, 1920–1930 (1968, reissued 1997), a book McAlmon began in 1934 that was revised after his death by Boyle, who wrote alternate chapters and added an afterword

Boyle and Robert McAlmon coauthored Being Geniuses Together, 1920–1930 (1968, reissued 1997), a book McAlmon began in 1934 that was revised after his death by Boyle, who wrote alternate chapters and added an afterword. The book provides a detailed, firsthand portrait of the expatriate writers in Paris during the 1920s.

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Boyle’s version prompts questions about originality and autobiographical truth through the way in which her chapters are alternated with McAlmon’s chapters in a post-mortem dialogue or ghostwriting experiment and frequently seem to bracket or undermine his version of the sam. ONTINUE READING.

"This collaboration--posthumous in McAlmon's case--has proved amazingly successful. It gives us pictures of two lives--and many surrounding lives--from different angles, as if they had been taken with a stereoscopic camera. Thereby it gives us an impression of depth and substantiality that have been lacking in other memoirs of Paris in the 1920's." -- Malcolm Cowley, New York Times Book Review

There was no more exhilarating decade in the history of modern letters than the twenties in Paris. They were all there: Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Gertude Stein, James Joyce, John Dos Passos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mina Loy, T. S. Eliot, Djuna Barnes, Ford Madox Ford, Katherine Mansfield, Alice B. Toklas... and with them were Robert McAlmon and Kay Boyle.

Their collaborative memoir began as a book written by McAlmon in 1934. In the late 1960s, Kay Boyle revised and edited the book, adding alternating chapters of her own. The result is a marvelous chronicle of the period as seen through two sets of perceptive eyes. As both writers tell wonderful anecdotes--of Joyce on his evening binges, of Stein holding court, of Hemingway at his most vicious--they beautifully evoke 1920s Paris in this sad, funny, informative, and nostalgic memoir.

"On his side of the dual autobiography (an interesting device which works very well here) McAlmon tells fascinating stories... and he is always honestly direct. You like the man and you like the book... On the other side, Kay Boyle is a delightful writer with a style that can be dazzling, yet strong as steel... It is Miss Boyle who gives us the airy magic of Camelot-Paris simply by telling us the story of her hopelessly romantic life." -- Mario Puzo

Comments: (7)
Tuliancel
Written (in alternating chapters) by two heroic and largely unsung American expatriates who lived in Paris in the 1920s, "Being Geniuses Together" deserves to be more widely known. But, it's a challenging book. If you want to get a quick, inspiring taste of Paris in the 1920s, first read John Glassco's "Memoirs of Montparnasse," (actually published in 1970) where you'll meet both Robert McAlmon and Kay Boyle (who appears in that novel as two characters, both under her own name and also as Diana Tree). Once you've allowed John Glassco to show you the sights of Paris, you'll be ready to appreciate (and tolerate) this fascinating but diffuse book by McAlmon and Boyle.

Published in 1938, the initial layer of chapters in "Being Geniuses Together" was written by Robert McAlmon, who engaged in a marriage of convenience with lesbian heiress Winifred Bryhrer. McAlmon used his "inheritance" from Bryher's tremendously rich parents to fund Contact Press, which published Djuna Barnes, Ford Maddox Ford, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams and others. As a reward for publishing his first book, ungrateful Hemingway, who was not above living off the inherited money of his first two wives, called him "McAlimony." Then in 1966, Kay Boyle, a hard working writer, political activist and dedicated Romantic, who knew McAlmon and associated with many important figures in 1920s Paris contributed another layer of chapters, which alternate with McAlmon's. Without Kay Boyle's contributions, McAlmon's memoirs might be unknown.

Since both authors are relatively free and easy with the time schemes within each of their chapters--Kay Boyle's 1923 chapter just might contain something McAlmon covered in his 1922 chapter-- the juxtaposition of McAlmon's and Boyle's layers can get a bit confusing. But the cast of characters and the events (especially all McAlmon's anecdotes about James Joyce) are fascinating. After you read this book, you'll have a much greater appreciation of what was going on among all the creative geniuses in Paris in the 1920s, and you'll also understand how disingenuously Hemingway distorted events when he wrote "A Moveable Feast."
Ieregr
After wanting to read this for many years, I found McAlmon's boozing and name-dropping and Boyle's effulgent style grating..A huge disappointment. i gave my copy away
Water
This book just grew and grew on me. At first I was a little bothered by Kaye's narrative. Later I was a little bothered by how McAlmon could be so dismissive (though on Stein, he is so good). On the whole, if the writing and lives of those writers matters to you, this book should matter. Because it does.
BlackBerry
Great book to add to my knowledge of the 20's and 30's in Paris.
Camper
Satisfied
Arlelond
The reader I hope has noticed there are three batches of reviews for this book, all of which seem to refer to the Kay Boyle edition, although one reviewer has pointed out that McAlmon's first edition, published in 1938, contained memoirs extending four more years, to 1934. The first edition is now nearly unobtainable, and may cost a bibliophile three or four figures.

Boyle herself was a complex and flawed individual with an early life of great turbulence. Joan Mellen's biography of her, which I have not read but which from exerpts sounds like a hostile biography, stated that her contribution to this memoir "is best read as a work of fiction ... riddled with errors of fact and of omission".
Rko
The erudite editor, wit, flaneur extraordinaire and exuberant
writer Robert McAlmon published his memoir of Paris, '20s,
in 1938. It's an outstanding revisit to the most colorful
chapter in Americana abroad and it tugs the heart of anyone
who has lived and loved in Paris, even if the love was the
city itself. A handsome, generous American who funded other
writers, McAlmon married a British heiress who needed 'the
ring' to flee her family. She had no sexual interest in men;
he had no lust for women. Theirs was a discreet 'modern'
marriage and it paid his bills - he used the money to
enhance the reputations of Gert Stein & James Joyce. (He's
a key player in John Glassco's 'Memoirs of Montparnasse').

The independent & flamboyant Kay Boyle, a personal pal
from Paris, expands McAlmon's story in her own striking
manner. The civilized novelist Boyle, oft married, always seductive,
reveals two worlds: McAlmon's and hers. You can't ask for anything
more. Their edgy lives, which involve the usual '20s suspects, as
well as Caresse & Harry Crosby, Hart Crane & William Carlos
Williams, intersect dramatically and comically. You have to
sip between the guarded lines and lives, but here's a wistful
nightcap to a culturally aware decade.
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