Genêt

Genêt

A Biography of Janet Flanner

Brenda Wineapple

369 pages
Illus.

Paperback

December 1992

978-0-8032-9740-1

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About the Book

The daughter of an Indianapolis mortician, Janet Flanner really began to live at the age of thirty, when she fled to Paris with her female lover. That was in 1921, a few years before she signed on as Paris correspondent for the New Yorker, taking the pseudonym Genêt. For half a century she described life on the Continent with matchless elegance.

Author Bio

Brenda Wineapple, an English professor at Union College, Schenectady, New York, goes beyond the mast of Genêt to reveal Flanner—no less vivid and complex than Stein, the Fitzgeralds, Hemingway, and other American expatriates who crossed her path.

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