Friday, March 13, 2015

Sylvia Beach, an American-born bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris, was born today in 1887

Sylvia Beach, née le 14 mars 1887 à Baltimore, Maryland et morte le 5 octobre 1962 à Paris, était une libraire et éditrice américaine.
 
Sylvia Beach arrive à Paris en 1916, et devient la compagne de la libraire Adrienne Monnier. En 1919, elle ouvre sa propre librairie « Shakespeare and Co » au 8 rue Dupuytren, laquelle déménagera en mai 1921 au 12 rue de l'Odéon. Sa librairie accueille alors les intellectuels américains et anglo-saxons de Paris (Man Ray, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway), mais aussi français (Valery Larbaud, André Gide, Paul Valéry, Jacques Lacan).
 
En 1922, elle publie la version originale du roman de James Joyce, Ulysse, dont Adrienne Monnier publiera la première traduction française en 1929.
 

Sylvia Beach (March 14, 1887 – October 5, 1962), born Nancy Woodbridge Beach, was a American-born bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris, where she was one of the leading expatriate figures between World War I and II. She is known for her Paris bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, which published James Joyce's controversial book, Ulysses.
 
Sylvia Beach | Sylvia Beach, James Joyce and Adrienne Monnier at Shakespeare & Co. in Paris in c. 1920. Image courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University
Sylvia Beach | Sylvia Beach, James Joyce and Adrienne Monnier at Shakespeare & Co. in Paris in c. 1920. Image courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University
Plaque: 10, rue de l'Odéon
En 1922,
dans cette maison,
Mlle Sylvia Beach publia
"Ulysses"
de James Joyce.
JJSSF
In 1922
in this house
Miss Sylvia Beach published
Ulysses
by James Joyce.
JJSSF

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