Sylvia Beach and Company Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Banta, Melissa and Oscar A. Silverman, eds. James Joyce's Letters to Sylvia Beach: 1921-1940 Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987, 221 p.

Collection of annotated correspondence between Beach and Joyce, including an introductory essay for each decade.

Beach, Sylvia. “Shakespeare and Co., Paris.” Listener 62, no. 1579 (2 July 1959): 27-8.

Beach recalls how she published Joyce's Ulysses.

———. “Interned.” Mercure de France 349 (August-September 1963): 136-43.

Beach talks about her internment with the Germans in Paris during World War II.

Davis, Michael Thomas. “Jacques Lacan and Shakespeare and Company.” James Joyce Quarterly 32, no. 3-4 (spring-summer 1995): 754-58.

Brief reflection on a lending library card made out to Jacques Lacan in Beach's own handwriting.

Earnest, Ernest. “After They've Seen Paree: The Expatriates of the 1920's.” In Expatriates and Patriots: American Artists, Scholars, and Writers in Europe, pp. 251-80. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1968.

Essay on various American expatriate writers and intellectuals living in Paris during the 1920s, and the reasons for this exodus.

Eliot, T. S. “Miss Sylvia Beach.” Mercure de France 349 (August-September 1963): 9-12.

Eliot briefly recounts the events of his acquaintance with Beach, remarking on the significance of her help to author James Joyce.

Fitch, Noel Riley. Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties. New York: W. W. Norton, 1983, 448 p.

Detailed biography of Beach as well as a history of 1920s literary activity in Paris.

Monnier, Adrienne. “Joyce's Ulysses and the French Public.” Kenyon Review 8, no. 3 (summer 1946): 430-44.

Reviews reactions of the French reading public to Joyce's work.