Author: Thomas Eakins
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2009-08-23
The most revealing and interesting writings of American artist Thomas Eakins are the letters he sent to family and friends while he was a student in Paris between 1866 and 1870. This book presents all these letters in their entirety for the first time; in fact, this is the first edition of Eakins's correspondence from the period. Edited and annotated by Eakins authority William Innes Homer, this book provides a treasure trove of new information, revealing previously hidden facets of Eakins's personality, providing a much richer picture of his artistic development, and casting fresh light on his debated psychosexual makeup. The book is illustrated with the small, gemlike drawings Eakins included in his correspondence, as well as photographs and paintings. In these letters, Eakins speaks openly and frankly about human relationships, male companionship, marriage, and women. In vivid, charming, and sometimes comic detail, he describes his impressions of Paris--from the training he received in the studio of Jean-Léon Gérôme to the museums, concerts, and popular entertainments that captured his imagination. And he discusses with great insight contemporary aesthetic and scientific theories, as well as such unexpected subjects as language structure, musical composition, and ice-skating technique. Also published here for the first time are the letters and notebook Eakins wrote in Spain following his Paris sojourn. This long-overdue volume provides an indispensable portrait of a great American artist as a young man.
A New York Times bestseller Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush...and Paris How much money does it take to quit your job? Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this questions to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe. A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street-who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves-words, art, and Christophe-to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever.
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Author: Jon Robin Baitz
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release Date: 2006-01-01
THE STORY: Wall Street powerhouse Sandy Sonnenberg finds his personal and professional life threatened by the unraveling secrets of his past. A tragic game of financial and moral betrayal is played out over four decades and between two friends at t
Der bewegende Bericht eines Mannes, der am 13. November 2015 während der Terroranschläge in Paris die Liebe seines Lebens verlor und mit einem einzigen Post die ganze Welt bewegte. Am 13. November 2015 sah Antoine Leiris seine Frau Hélène zum letzten Mal – sie wurde an diesem Tag mit neunundachtzig weiteren Personen im Konzertsaal Le Bataclan Opfer der Terroranschläge in Paris. Während die Welt geschockt und in tiefer Trauer versuchte, eine Erklärung für das Unfassbare zu finden, postete der Journalist auf Facebook einen offenen Brief. In bewegenden Worten wandte er sich darin an die Attentäter und verweigerte „den toten Seelen“ seinen Hass – und den seines damals siebzehn Monate alten Sohnes Melvil. Die Botschaft ging um die Welt. Er, der an jenem Tag die Liebe seines Lebens verlor, hatte nur eine Waffe: seine Worte. Das Grauen, der Verlust und die Trauer haben Antoine Leiris‘ Leben erschüttert. Ehrlich und ergreifend schildert er Momente aus einem zerstörten und doch so zärtlichen Alltag zwischen Vater und Sohn – und sagt damals wie heute, dass das Leben trotzdem weitergehen soll. Antoine Leiris trotzt dem Terror und der Gewalt mit einer bewegenden und hoffnungsvollen Botschaft: „Meinen Hass bekommt ihr nicht“.
An American Family in Paris describes the daily life and adventures of a family living in the Seventh Arrondissement, the heart of Paris, from 1983 to 1985. Focusing specifically on the life of children in Paris—childhood education, school lunches, riding, piano and ballet lessons, birthday parties, nursery schools, hospital emergency rooms, even childbirth in a French clinic—Sally Fallon Morell provides an insightful and amusing look at French habits and culture.
Henry James PARISIAN SKETCHES H K N R Y J A M M 8, J K, HENRY JAMES Parisian Sketches LETTERS TO THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE 1875-1876 Edited with an Introduction by LEON EDEL AND ILSE DUSOIR LIND NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS Washington Square 1957 1957 by New York University Press, Inc. Library of Congress catalogue card number 577914 Manufactured in the United States of America PREFACE Henry Jamess Paris letters to the New York Trib une of almost eighty years ago have been collected in this volume for the first time. Three of the letters were reprinted by James during his lifetime, the remainder were allowed to linger in the crumbling newspaper files in the hope that they would be forgotten. In recent years extracts from those letters that were devoted to the theater were included in Allan Wades collection of Jamess dramatic criticism, The Scenic Art and cer tain passages dealing with paintings were incorporated by John L. Sweeney in his compilation of Henry Jamess art criticisms. The Pointers Eye. The major ity of the letters, however, remained uncollected, and available only to those who cared to read the files or the microfilm record. The documents contained in the appendix to this volume were copied by Use Dusoir Lind in 1950 during a search of the New York Herald Tribune archive car ried out with the kind permission of Mrs. Helen Rogers Reid. They were subsequently used, with the permis sion of Mrs. Reid and of Mr. William James, in an article published by Professor Lind in PMLA De cember 1951, Vol. LXVI, No. 6, 886-910 entitled The Inadequate Vulgarity of Henry James. The edi tors of the present volume wish to renew their thanks to Mrs. Reid and to Mr. James for having made this material available, and to the Houghton Library and V Preface the President and Fellows of Harvard College for Dr. EdePs continued access to the James family papers. The date of each of Jamess letters in the date line is that of the writing of the letter and was so used on publication. At the bottom of each letter we have in serted a second date, that of the issue of the Tribune in which the letter appeared. Certain obvious typo graphical errors and other misprints have been cor rected. I. E. CONTENTS Preface v Introduction ix 1. Paris Revisited 3 2. Paris As It Is 14 3. Versailles As It Is 23 4. Parisian Sketches 33 5. The Parisian Stage 44 6. Parisian Life 54 7. Parisian Topics 64 8. Paris in Election Time 74 9. Parisian Affairs 83 10. Parisian Topics 93 11. Art and Letters in Paris 104 12. Chartres Portrayed 115 13. Parisian Festivity 126 14. Art in France 136 15. Art in Paris 146 16. Parisian Topics 157 17. Parisian Topics 168 18. George Sand 178 19. Summer in France 188 20. A French Watering Place 198 Appendix James-Reid Documents 209 Notes 229 Index 257
Author: Mary Smith Churchill
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2015-07-19
Excerpt from You Who Can Help: Paris Letters of an American Army Officer's Wife, August, 1916 January, 1918 Marlborough received orders this mom ing to go to the front for about five days on the lgth, this time to Verdun. So in the next ten days I have to do some map study and some electric-car and metro study. Paris is wonderful. I am impressed with the vastness and solidity of all the buildings. They look as if they were built once and for all time. We are about to take tea with the C s somewhere. My love to you all and I wish you all could see and feel the war spirit Of this wonderful city. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman’s French sojourn in the world’s most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, taste, and thought she experienced in the City of Light. The end result is more than a diary: it’s a detailed and colorful love letter to one of the most romantic and historically rich cities on earth. Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, is sure to delight, inspire, and charm.
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Rainer Maria Rilke: Briefe an einen jungen Dichter Zehn Briefe, verfasst als Antworten an den jungen Dichter Franz Xaver Kappus zwischen 1903 und 1908. Erstdruck: Leipzig, 1929. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: John Singer Sargent, Studie eines jungen Mannes. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.
Dalam kondisi lelah lahir batin, Janice mengajukan pertanyaan itu kepada dirinya sendiri sembari mencoret-coret gambar di notesnya. Ternyata jawaban pertanyaan itu tidak seheboh yang semula diduganya. Dengan sedikit hitung-hitungan dan keteguhan hati yang besar, Janice mulai hidup berhemat dan menabung untuk membiayai dua tahun hidup penuh kebebasan di Eropa. Beberapa hari setelah menginjakkan kaki di Paris, Janice bertemu dengan Christophe, tukang daging tampan yang bekerja di dekat tempat tinggalnya—pria pujaan yang tak bisa berbahasa Inggris. Dengan campuran bahasa isyarat dan Franglais, kisah asmara mereka pun bersemi. Tak lama, Janice menyadari bahwa dia tidak akan bisa kembali ke kerja kantoran. Maka dia menyemai harapannya pada tiga hal yang dia cintai—kata-kata, lukisan, dan Christophe—demi mewujudkan akhir kisah cinta yang bahagia di Paris