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Sylvia Beach

American-born bookseller and publisher (1887-1962)

1887   -   1962

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: nurse, autobiographer, publisher, writer, editor, translator, librarian

Sylvia Beach (March 14, 1887 – October 5, 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 controversial book, Ulysses (1922), and encouraged the publication and sold copies of Hemingway's first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923).
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