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November 17, 2012

Joyce, Hemingway, Shakespeare & Co.

On this day in 1919 American expatriate Sylvia Beach opened her bookshop-library, “Shakespeare and Company,” in the Left Bank section of Paris. It was an intellectual and social center for the international literary community for decades; it was closed when a Nazi officer wanted Beach’s last copy of Finnegans Wake, and “liberated” after the war by Hemingway.

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