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A Night at the Majestic By Richard Davenport-Hines

A Night at the Majestic
by Richard Davenport-Hines

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One May night in 1922, in a grand hotel in Paris, five of the greatest artists of the 20th century sat down to supper.
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A Night at the Majestic Summary


A Night at the Majestic by Richard Davenport-Hines

One May night in 1922, in a grand hotel in Paris, five of the greatest artists of the 20th century sat down to supper. It would be the only time that novelists Joyce and Proust, the young painter Picasso, choreographer Diaghilev and the composer Stravinsky were in a room together. Each of these exponents of early twentieth-century modernism was at the peak of his creative powers, and of all of them, Proust was enjoying the most spectacular success. Yet within six months he would be dead. A Night at the Majestic evokes the luxury and glamour of early-twentieth century Paris, the intellectual achievement of the modernist movement and the gossip, intrigue and scandal of aristocratic France.

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A Night at the Majestic Reviews


"'A sheer pleasure to read.' Frances Spalding"

About Richard Davenport-Hines


Richard Davenport-Hines is a winner of the Wolfson Prize for History and Biography. His books include Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin, The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Social History of Drugs and a celebrated biography of W. H. Auden.

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GOR001940315
A Night at the Majestic by Richard Davenport-Hines
Richard Davenport-Hines
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2007-02-15
368
0571220096
9780571220090
N/A
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