Paris - The artists and writers of the fabulous ‘20s and ‘30s

Paris - The artists and writers of the fabulous ‘20s and ‘30s

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Hosted by the Cambridge Society of Paris
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 7.00pm CEST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Save the date: Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of Paris for a Glory Days of Paris Lecture, given by Mary Mc Auliffe - The artists and writers of the fabulous ‘20s and ‘30s.

Glory Days of Paris will consist of six lectures delivered over two years, 2019 and 2020, focusing on the Parisian literary and artistic world of the 1920s and ‘30s, with an introductory lecture to precede this period and a concluding lecture set in the ‘50s and ‘60s. The lectures will be held in iconic locations reflecting the topic of each lecture and, over and above, there will be ancillary events including themed walks, visits and exhibitions, in Paris and the UK.

Dynamic change on every front. Montparnasse, where impoverished artists and writers found colleagues and cafés, their art blossoming in the fervor and freedom of the time. Major figures such as Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau and Picasso continued to hold sway, whilst others came to prominence including Ernest Hemingway, Man Ray, Sylvia Beach and James Joyce. “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

Mary Mc Auliffe with a PhD from the University of Maryland, a lecturer at the Smithsonian Institute and author of several books including When Paris Sizzled (1920s), Paris on the Brink (1930s) and the Twilight of the Belle Époque.

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