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A Night at the Majestic

A Night at the Majestic

Author: Richard Davenport-Hines
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One May night in 1922, in a grand hotel in Paris, five of the greatest artists of the twentieth-century sat down to supper. It would be the only time that novelists Joyce and Proust, the young painter Picasso, choreographer Diaghilev and the composer Stravinsky were in a room together. Each of these exponents of early twentieth-century modernism was at the peak of his creative powers, and of all of them, Proust was enjoying the most spectacular success. Yet within six months he would be dead.

A Night at the Majestic evokes the luxury and glamour of early-twentieth-century Paris, the intellectual achievement of the modernist movement and the gossip, intrigue and scandal of aristocratic France.
"'A sheer pleasure to read.' Frances Spalding"
Author description
Richard Davenport-Hines is a winner of the Wolfson Prize for History and Biography. His books include Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin, The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Social History of Drugs and a celebrated biography of W. H. Auden.
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General Fields

  • : 9780571220090
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : February 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 400
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Richard Davenport-Hines
  • : 700.92244361