Sylvia Beach

Plaque at 12 Rue de l'Odéon, Paris VI, location of Shakespeare and Company, which reads "In 1922, at this location, Mlle. Sylvia Beach published Ulysses by James Joyce."

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.

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Rive Gauche

Southern bank of the river Seine in Paris.

The arrondissements of Paris with the river Seine bisecting the city. The Rive Gauche is the southern part.

"Rive Gauche" or "Left Bank" generally refers to the Paris of an earlier era: the Paris of artists, writers, and philosophers, including Colette, Margaret Anderson, Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Erik Satie, Kay Boyle, Bryher, Caresse Crosby, Nancy Cunard, Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Janet Flanner, Jane Heap, Maria Jolas, Mina Loy, Henry Miller, Adrienne Monnier, Anaïs Nin, Jean Rhys, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Renee Vivien, Edith Wharton Pablo Picasso, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, Henri Matisse, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Baldwin, and dozens of other members of the great artistic community at Montparnasse.

Ulysses (novel)

Modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce.

First edition of Ulysses by James Joyce, published by Paris-Shakespeare, 1922
Ulysses Dublin map
Ulysses, Egoist Press, 1922
James Joyce's room in the James Joyce Tower and Museum
Sandymount Strand looking across Dublin Bay to Howth Head
Several Dublin businesses note that they were mentioned in Ulysses, like this undertakers.
Davy Byrne's Pub, Dublin, where Bloom consumes a gorgonzola cheese sandwich and a glass of burgundy
National Library of Ireland
Memorial plaque, at 12 Rue de l'Odéon, Paris (the original location of Shakespeare and Company): "In 1922 Sylvia Beach published James Joyce's Ulysses in this house."

It was first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920 and then published in its entirety in Paris by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, Joyce's 40th birthday.

Berenice Abbott

American photographer best known for her portraits of between-the-wars 20th century cultural figures, New York City photographs of architecture and urban design of the 1930s, and science interpretation in the 1940s to 1960s.

Abbott by Hank O'Neal in New York City, November 18, 1979
Photograph by Abbott of her friend Margarett Sargent taken in Paris in 1928
Abbott's photograph of Janet Flanner in 1925
Bowery restaurant photograph for Changing New York, 1935.
Abbott, date unknown
Pike Street at Henry Street (1936)
Automat in Manhattan (1936)
Pennsylvania Station (1936)
Detail of Manhattan Bridge (1936)
Wanamaker's department store, Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street (1936)
Financial District rooftops (1938)
Seventh Avenue, looking south from 35th Street (1935)
Flatiron Building (1938)
House doorway on East 4th Street, Manhattan (1937)
Hot dog stand, North Moore Street, Manhattan (1936)
Hardware store on the Bowery in Manhattan (1938)
Radio Row at Cortlandt Street (1936)
right|thumb|Encampment of the unemployed, New York City, 1935
thumb|Manhattan skyline in 1936.

According to Sylvia Beach, "To be 'done' by Man Ray or Berenice Abbott meant you rated as somebody".

George Antheil

American avant-garde composer, pianist, author, and inventor whose modernist musical compositions explored the modern sounds – musical, industrial, and mechanical – of the early 20th century.

In 1927
Igor Stravinsky
12, Rue de l'Odéon, Antheil's home in Paris 2004

The couple lived in a one bedroom apartment above Sylvia Beach's bookshop Shakespeare and Company.

Shakespeare and Company (1919–1941)

12 Rue de l'Odéon, Paris, location of the now-defunct Shakespeare and Company, with memorial plaque partially visible on the far right
Plaque at 12 Rue de l'Odéon, Paris VI, which reads "In 1922, at this location, Mlle. Sylvia Beach published Ulysses by James Joyce."

Shakespeare and Company was an influential English-language bookstore in Paris founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919; Beach published James Joyce's 1922 novel Ulysses at the bookstore.

Ernest Hemingway

American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist.

Hemingway working on his book For Whom the Bell Tolls at the Sun Valley Lodge, Idaho, in December 1939
Hemingway was the second child and first son born to Clarence and Grace.
The Hemingway family in 1905 (from the left): Marcelline, Sunny, Clarence, Grace, Ursula, and Ernest
Hemingway in uniform in Milan, 1918. He drove ambulances for two months until he was wounded.
Hemingway in American Red Cross Hospital, July 1918
Hemingway's 1923 passport photo. At this time, he lived in Paris with his wife Hadley, and worked as a foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star Weekly.
Ernest and Pauline Hemingway in Paris, 1927
The Hemingway House in Key West, Florida, where he lived between 1931 and 1939 and where he wrote To Have and Have Not
Ernest, Pauline, Bumby, Patrick, and Gloria Hemingway pose with marlins after a fishing trip to Bimini in 1935
Hemingway (center) with Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens and German writer Ludwig Renn (serving as an International Brigades officer) in Spain during Spanish Civil War, 1937
Hemingway with Col. Charles "Buck" Lanham in Germany, 1944, during the fighting in Hürtgenwald, after which he became ill with pneumonia.
Hemingway in the cabin of his boat Pilar, off the coast of Cuba, c. 1950
Hemingway bird-hunting at Silver Creek, near Picabo, Idaho, January 1959; with him are Gary Cooper and Bobbie Peterson
Hemingway Memorial, Sun Valley, Idaho
Life-sized statue of Hemingway by José Villa Soberón, at El Floridita bar in Havana

Ezra Pound met Hemingway by chance at Sylvia Beach's bookshop Shakespeare and Company in 1922.

James Joyce

Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, and literary critic.

James Joyce signature.svg
Photograph of Joyce aged six, 1888
Newman House, Dublin, which was University College in Joyce's time.
Bust of Joyce on St Stephen's Green, Dublin, by Marjorie Fitzgibbon
The Caffè Stella Polare in Trieste was often visited by Joyce.
Monument to Giordano Bruno at the Campo de' Fiori by Ettore Ferrari. Joyce admired Bruno and attended the procession in his honour while in Rome.
Trieste circa 1907
Dublin in 1909
Zürich, Switzerland where Joyce lived 1915–1919
The Pfauen in Zürich. Joyce's preferred hangout was the cafe, which used to be on the right corner. The theatre staged the English Players.
James Joyce in a September 1922 issue of Shadowland photographed by Man Ray
Announcement of the initial publication of Ulysses
Shakespeare and Company in Paris, where Sylvia Beach agreed to first publish Ulysses
1966 drawing of Joyce by Adolf Hoffmeister
Grave of James Joyce in Zürich-Fluntern; sculpture by Milton Hebald
1934 portrait of James Joyce by Jacques-Émile Blanche
The interior of the Greek Orthodox Church of San Nicolò in Trieste, where Joyce occasionally attended services
First edition of Dubliners, 1914
First edition of Ulysses published by Shakespeare & Company, 1922
Statue of James Joyce on North Earl Street, Dublin, by Marjorie Fitzgibbon

In the first month, Joyce made the acquaintance of Sylvia Beach, who ran the Rive Gauche bookshop, Shakespeare and Company.

Adrienne Monnier

French bookseller, writer, and publisher, and an influential figure in the modernist writing scene in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s.

The building at 7 rue de l'Odéon in which Monnier opened her bookshop in 1915

Monnier offered advice and encouragement to Sylvia Beach when Beach founded an English language bookstore called Shakespeare and Company in 1919.

Bryher (novelist)

The pen name of the English novelist, poet, memoirist, and magazine editor Annie Winifred Ellerman, of the Ellerman ship-owning family.

H.D. circa 1925, photographed by Man Ray

Among her circle of friends were Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Beach and Berenice Abbott.

Princeton Cemetery

Located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Presidents row, showing grave of Vice-President Aaron Burr Jr. in front of those of his father, Aaron Burr Sr., and grandfather, Jonathan Edwards, both presidents of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University
Graves of Grover Cleveland (center), his wife Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston (right), and daughter Ruth Cleveland (left)

Sylvia Beach (1887–1962), bookshop owner