Memoirs of Montparnasse is a delicious book about being young, restless, reckless, and without cares. It is also the best and liveliest of the many chronicles of 1920s Paris and the exploits of the lost generation. In 1928, nineteen-year-old John Glassco escaped Montreal and his overbearing father for the wilder shores of Montparnasse. He remained there until his money ran out and his health collapsed, and he enjoyed every minute of his stay. Remarkable for their candor and humor, Glasscoas memoirs have the daft logic of a wild but utterly absorbing adventure, a tale of desire set free that is only faintly shadowed by sadness at the inevitable passage of time.To get up at eight oa#39;clock of a Canadian winter morning. tAd bathe InrulfieieBtly in a smell bathtub which neither of as ew bad the courage to eiesn, to dress ... all these things might hay* been endured mora wnily bod there not been the propect of the Song daya#39;s work before ui, pbe ... the Villa Rubotaiana fimanu.l Csrmtaaha#39; 107 A History Emonuef Comeoofi 127 Unfinished Poem Robert Meatmen 149 2anbsp;...
|Title||:||Memoirs of Montparnasse|
|Publisher||:||New York Review of Books - 2012-02-15|