Title: Paris France, 1940. 1st US Edition
Author: Gertrude Stein
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York
A first US edition of Stein’s Paris France, a memoir that she published the very day that Paris fell to the Axis Forces during the Second World War. This memoir blends Stein’s childhood memories and personal views of France, its culture, and people. From their daily living routines, to eating manners, and more, Stein attempts to convey how the very word of French plays a role in a citizen’s very state of being. The concept of “Frenchness” is written as so very matter of fact to such an extent that it could be interpreted as satire. Complete with dust jacket
One volume in octavo, 120 pages
On note of condition, this book is in good shape, with the dust jacket being in fair shape, as the top of the spine has torn off, and there is wear and minor tear along the jacket. The pages are bright and clean throughout.