Paris Noir fills a grievous gap in the fascinating history of American expatriates who chose to live in Paris in the twentieth century. Alongside Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Henry Miller was an avant-garde and tightly knit community of African Americans who found in Paris the artistic, racial, and emotional freedom denied them back home. The writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright; the jazz musicians Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Sidney Bechet; and the artists Henry Ossawa Tanner, Lois Mailou Jones, and Jean-Michel Basquiat are among the score of exiles for whom Paris symbolized a color-blind society. Unlike their white compatriots, African Americans in Paris rejected not only American society, but also their victimized status in the U.S. And while black and white Americans inhabited different worlds even in Paris, they found meeting grounds in such places as Bricktop's jazzy nightclub, where the flamboyant owner taught Cole Porter to dance the Charleston. As the historian John Merriman proclaimed, "With skill and passion, Stovall brings this vibrant community to life."
Significant numbers of black Americans went to France for the first time in World War I as part of the U.S. armed forces and discovered a country where they were free of the strictures of racism. This comprehensive look at black Americans' historical affection for Paris in the 20th century covers literary figures like Richard Wright, entertainers like Josephine Baker and jazz musicians like Sidney Bechet and Kenny Clarke, as well as black academics, scientists and businessmen who found new lives in Paris. This is an important, and welcome book.About the Author:
Tyler Stovall is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of The Rise of the Paris Red Belt. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0395683998
Descrizione libro Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0395683998 A brand-new, unused copy in perfect condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria Z0395683998ZN
Descrizione libro Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110395683998
Descrizione libro Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0395683998
Descrizione libro Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0395683998 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0196328
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97803956839961.0