Poirier, Agnès Catherine, author.
xiv, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
I. War was my master — The fall — The choice — The fight — The desire — II. Modern times — A philosophy of existence — Lust and emancipation — A third way — III. The ambiguities of action — How not to be a communist? — Love, style, drugs, and loneliness — Action and dissidence — “Paris’s gloom is a powerful astringent” — IV. Sharpening the senses — “They owned art while we were just full of dollars” — Stimulating the nerves — Anger, spite, and failure — Vindicated — Farewells and a new dawn.
“An incandescent group portrait of the midcentury artists and thinkers whose lives, loves, collaborations, and passions were forged against the wartime destruction and postwar rebirth of Paris”–Amazon.com.