Quotations From SYLVIA BEACH

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  • I am a citizen of the world.
    Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), U.S. bookseller and publisher; relocated to France. As quoted in Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation, ch. 20, by Noel Fitch (1983). An American who settled in Paris at age 30, Beach was best known for her bookstore and lending library, Shakespeare and Company, which became a gathering place for the Parisian literati and arts community, and for being the first book publisher of the great Irish novelist James Joyce.

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