Gen?t: A Biography of Janet Flanner

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U of Nebraska Press, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 361 pages
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The daughter of an Indianapolis mortician, Janet Flanner really began to live at the age of thirty, when she fled to Paris with her female lover. That was in 1921, a few yearsÝbefore she signed on as Paris correspondent for the New Yorker, taking the pseudonym Gen?t. For half a century she described life on the Continent with matchless elegance.
 

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Contents

Young Girl 18921909 i
1
This Hard Gemlike Flame 19101918
21
She Whom the Gods Had Made 19181921
40
Must Dare All 19211924
55
Paris France 19241925
76
A Gentleman of the Press in Skirts
95
Noeline 19251933
114
CEtait les Beaux Jours 19291934
127
A Charnel House 19441947
183
Inventions Are Hastier 19481951
205
The Voices of Silence 19521955
222
A Steady Conflagration of Matches
240
How Friends Grow Old 19601965
260
Paris Was Yesterday 19661978
276
Notes
301
Bibliography
337

Peace in Our Time 19351939
142
Leave of Absence 19391944
161

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About the author (1992)

Brenda Wineapple, an English professor at Union College, Schenectady, New York, goes beyond the mast of Gen?t to reveal Flanner?no less vivid and complex than Stein, the Fitzgeralds, Hemingway, and other American expatriates who crossed her path.

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