Memoirs of Montparnasse

Ebook $15.95

NYRB Classics | Feb 15, 2012 | ISBN 9781590175378

  • Paperback$15.95

    NYRB Classics | May 29, 2007 | 296 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590171844

  • Ebook$15.95

    NYRB Classics | Feb 15, 2012 | ISBN 9781590175378


"It’s wonderful to see John Glassco’s charming Memoirs of Montparnasse getting the international recognition it deserves. Like its author — whom I knew quite well in the 1960s — the book is a loveable and eccentric rogue, fond of style and up to mischief. It never fails to entertain." — Margaret Atwood

"Memoirs of Montparnasse is one of the most joyous books on youth — the thrill and the gall and the adventure of it. It is also one of the best books on being in literary Paris in the 1920s." –Michael Ondaatje

"[Memoirs of Montparnasse] should be read and at last recognized as the most dramatic of the many narratives dealing with Paris in the 1920’s." –The New York Times

"The title calls to mind a whole genre of books…But Glassco’s book, published from a manuscript nearly forty years old, is fresher and truer to the moment than the others, as well as being more novelistic and, in a sense, legendary."–The New Republic

"A very good book, perhaps a great book." –The Washington Star

"The best book of prose by a Canadian that I’ve ever read." –Montreal Gazette

"This is a delightful, on-the-spot report of the days when it was still possible to be very young, very hip and very happy all at the same time…this precious, witty document from a long-vanished younger generation has both the freshness and remoteness of some ornate space ship found intact in a forgotten tomb." –The New York Times

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