Sylvia Beach

1887 - 1962

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

country of citizenship:  United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed:  EnglishFrench

Sylvia Beach (14 March 1887 – 5 October 1962), born Nancy Woodbridge Beach, was an American-born bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris, where she was one of the leading expatriate figures between World War I and II.She is known for her Paris bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, where she published James Joyce's book Ulysses (1922), and encouraged the publication of and sold copies of Hemingway's first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923). Source: Wikipedia (en)


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