Topic 4: Black Manikin & Obelisk

Three Imprints of the Thirties

Peter Neagoe's important anthology Americans Abroad (The Hague: Servire, 1932, rebound) included virtually every expatriate American writer from the previous decade, with brief biographical information. Neagoe's introduction contrasted the artistic freedom available in Paris with the constraints of American publishing. Shown here are the entries on Henry Miller, who "came to Paris to study vice," and whose "last book, a novel, will be published anonymously," and the anarchist Emma Goldman, for further information on whom the reader is directed to "any police department." Also displayed are Katherine Anne Porter's French Song Book (Paris: Harrison, 1933, open to show the signed limitation page), and the first volume of Henry Church's new series Mesures (Paris, 1935), featuring a French translation of Dorothy Richardson by Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier.
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