Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950

Agnès Poirier

A witty, vivid cultural history, with a cast like an ABC of the greatest talents of the mid C20th. Who knew that Sartre’s 700-page L’Etre et le Néant became a bestseller because it weighed exactly one kilo, at a time when all copper weights had been melted down or vanished into the black market?