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Noel R. Fitch
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)

Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare and Company Bookshop

To write a history of Shakespeare and Co., the first American bookshop in Paris, owned by Sylvia Beach. In the 1920s & 1930s writers such as Hemingway, Pound, Macleish, Eliot, Gide and Valery visited the bookshop and lending library which also was the publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses in 192 Sylvia Beach's contribution to 20th cent. Am. literature, to the life of Joyce and to the literary exchange between Prance and Am. has been noted in personal memoirs and literary historices, but no work has ever been devoted to the bookshop itself and its broad influence. Stipend will allow

Project fields:
American Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 8/31/1978