Shari Benstock (essay date 1986)
SOURCE: Benstock, Shari. “Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier: Rue de L'Odéon.” In Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940, pp. 194-229. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986.
[In the following essay, Benstock presents brief overviews of Monnier and Beach's lives, also reviewing the history of their relationship together, both as personal friends and professional colleagues.]
ONE WOMAN READING
In May 1938, the owner of La Maison des Amis des Livres at 7, rue de l'Odéon, broadcast over Radio-Paris a “Letter to Listeners.” Adrienne Monnier began her spoken letter with a hypothetical objection from the male listening audience: “‘les...
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