The Greater Journey

The Greater Journey

McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416571773

Category: History

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McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.
Categories: History

The greater journey Americans in Paris

The greater journey   Americans in Paris

David McCullough chronicles the lives of American artists and scientists who studied in Paris between 1830 and 1900, and who, ultimately, changed America because of their.

Author: David McCullough (narrator)


ISBN: OCLC:1346863705


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David McCullough chronicles the lives of American artists and scientists who studied in Paris between 1830 and 1900, and who, ultimately, changed America because of their.

Americans in Paris A Literary Anthology

Americans in Paris  A Literary Anthology

Collects the works of Americans writing about Paris, France, including works by Abigail Adams, Thomas Paine, P.T. Barnum, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Langston Hughes, Cole Porter, Gertrude Stein, James Thurber, and Jack Kerouac.

Author: Adam Gopnik


ISBN: UOM:39015058733240

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 613

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Collects the works of Americans writing about Paris, France, including works by Abigail Adams, Thomas Paine, P.T. Barnum, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Langston Hughes, Cole Porter, Gertrude Stein, James Thurber, and Jack Kerouac.
Categories: Literary Collections

Bricktop s Paris

Bricktop s Paris

David McCullough's 2011 fascinating tome on Americans in Paris a century earlier, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, fails even to include one African American woman. To my mind, Mary Church Terrell, painter Annie E. Anderson ...

Author: T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438455020

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression. 2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Longlisted for the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award During the Jazz Age, France became a place where an African American woman could realize personal freedom and creativity, in narrative or in performance, in clay or on canvas, in life and in love. These women were participants in the life of the American expatriate colony, which included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Cole Porter, and they commingled with bohemian avant-garde writers and artists like Picasso, Breton, Colette, and Matisse. Bricktop’s Paris introduces the reader to twenty-five of these women and the city they encountered. Following this nonfiction account, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting provides a fictionalized autobiography of Ada “Bricktop” Smith, which brings the players from the world of nonfiction into a Paris whose elegance masks a thriving underworld. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of French and African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is the coeditor of Black France/France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness and the translator of a collection of Paulette Nardal’s essays, Beyond Negritude: Essays from Woman in the City, also published by SUNY Press.
Categories: Social Science

Paris in the Americas Yesterday and Today

Paris in the Americas  Yesterday and Today

Adam Gopnik's fiction anthology, Americans in Paris (2012) and David McCullough's The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (2011) elucidate the long history and role of Paris in the creative and intellectual life of American writers, ...

Author: Carole Salmon

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648895395

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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Across centuries, France -and especially its capital city, Paris- established itself as a major source of influence across the Americas through colonization, diplomacy and political influence, but also through intellectualism and cultural productions of all sorts, either by imposition, exportation or as a trend of fashion via a bilateral transatlantic movement of people and ideas. In itself, the influence of Paris, the “capital of the world,” as Patrice Higonnet (2002) analyzes it, is similar to a phantasmagoria, which results in a transatlantic fascination for the city of lights and all the tangible or intangible elements that function as its embodiment. As Stuart Hall explains, understanding cultures and languages and their representations through various manifestations presupposes that we can identify, understand and interpret the signs that constitute their core identity. (Hall 2013). In an interdisciplinary approach, this multi-authored, edited volume examines the long-established relationships between Paris and cities across the American continent, in the past as well as in the present time. In order to explore all aspects of Paris’s influence(s) in the Americas, this volume is organized around two main axes of analysis: first, in a geographical progression from North to South, the reader is invited to reflect upon cultural productions that demonstrate the many influences of Paris in the Americas through theater, literature, philosophy, fashion and cinema (chapters 1 to 6). In the following chapters (7 to 11), the volume focuses particularly on a variety of urban connections that take the reader from South to North this time, analyzing tangible architectural and urban design influences of Paris in major cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, New York, or Washington D.C. In today’s global world, this multifaceted study of Paris’ visible and invisible influences in the Americas clearly reveals the transnational intersections of spaces, languages, people and cultures.
Categories: Social Science

A Seamless Web

A Seamless Web

... American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1990); David McCullough, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (New York: Simon & Schuster, ...

Author: Cheryll May

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443857475

Category: Art

Page: 215

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In recent years, American art scholars have increasingly focused on the importance of cross-cultural exchanges during the nineteenth century. As essayist François Brunet puts it, mid-nineteenth century landscapes were “transnational . . . permeated by complex transactions where ‘American’ originality produced itself not only in imitation of or reaction against ‘European’ influences, . . . but as critical mirroring and incorporating of ‘European’ images.” Articles in this collection make clear that the “conversation of cultures” went both ways, with American artworks and culture also affecting European artistic and literary practice. Essays explore the transnational origin of many types of American artworks, from stained glass windows, which usually copied their European originals with great exactitude, to paintings and sculptures using distinctly American motifs, such as the Puritan and the cowboy, to distinguish American art students from their Parisian masters. It also examines American cultural icons, particularly the American Indian, appropriated by European writers, artists, and philosophers to embody primeval wisdom. A distinguished international group of scholars, including Brunet, Robert Rydell, and Peter Gibian, offer valuable perspectives on the ever-broadening field of transnational cultural studies.
Categories: Art

Quicklet on The Charlie Rose Show David McCullough CliffNotes like Summary

Quicklet on The Charlie Rose Show  David McCullough  CliffNotes like Summary

Charlies Rose: An hour with David McCullough The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris aired on Thursday, June 9, 2011. One of the most marvelous things in life is to encounter someone so enthusiastic that you can feel it from a distance.

Author: Scott Charles

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614649700

Category: Study Aids

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ABOUT THE BOOK One of the most marvelous things in life is to encounter someone so enthusiastic that you can feel it from a distance. Watching David McCullough on Charlie Rose reminded me how much there is to learn about the world, and how interesting and exciting that process can be. Mr. McCullough was on the Charlie Rose show to talk about his new book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. Charlie Rose is excellent at bringing out the best in someone like McCullough, a man eager to learn and share what he has learned. And that is the context of the discussion: not only what the book is about, but why he wrote it, and why the topic is important. For McCullough, discovering the past is a lifelong journey. What he tells us is that the past is the context for the future. That the very best decisions are to be made by those whose judgements are informed by knowing where we’ve been. We are shaped by the past - that’s source of our perspective. Leaving it unexplored is to be ignorant of an important resource. MEET THE AUTHOR Scott Charles has over a decade’s worth of experience as a research analyst. Scott spent 11 years at a Fortune 500 company providing research and analytical services to marketing teams, product managers, R&D staff, and executives. His specialty is doing comprehensive deep dives to support ideation processes, identifying business opportunities, market analysis and business development. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK David McCullough is a well known author and lecturer. Born in 1933, he graduated from Yale University with a degree in English in 1955. His interest in writing was inspired by his friendship with novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder. After graduating from Yale Mr. McCullough moved to New York and worked for Sports Illustrated. He moved on to work at The United States Information Agency, and then American Heritage Magazine. His experience as an editor and writer provided the inspiration to write his own book, The Johnston Flood. The book was well received, and Mr. McCullough decided to write full time. Since his first book he has published 9 other books. He has won numerous awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, two Francis Parkman Prizes from the American Society of Historians, the National Humanities Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Buy a copy to keep reading!
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Traveling Beyond Her Sphere

Traveling Beyond Her Sphere

... The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (New 12 York: Simon and Schuster, 2011), 210. Florence Scofield, Diary, n.d., James Monroe Scofield Papers, New 13 14 England Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA (NEAS).

Author: Bess Beatty

Publisher: New Acdemia+ORM

ISBN: 9781955835343

Category: History

Page: 330

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A history of American women challenging domesticity by touring Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The nineteenth-century ideal of domesticity identified home as women’s proper sphere, but the ideal was frequently challenged, profoundly so when woman left home and country to travel in foreign lands. This book explores the reasons for and ramifications of women making a Grand Tour, a trip to Europe, between 1814 and 1914; this century between major European wars witnessed the golden age of American Grand Tours. Men and women alike were inspired by a Euro-centric education that valued the Old World as the fountainhead of their civilization. Reaching Europe necessitated an Ocean crossing, a disorienting time taking women far from domestic comfort. Once abroad, American women had to juggle accustomed norms of behavior with the demands of travel and customs of foreign lands. Wearing proper attire, even when hiking in the Alps, coping with unfamiliar languages, grappling with ever-changing rules about customs and passports, traveling alone—these were just some of the challenges women faced when traveling. Some traveled with their husband, others with female relatives and friends and a few entirely alone. Traveling companions had to agree on where to stay, when and where to dine, how to travel, and where to go. The sinking of the Titanic in 1912 made clear that even in the twentieth century, a Grand Tour involved risk. Because more women survived then men, some insisted that the Titanic’s example should curb female independence. However, a growing number of women continued making a Grand Tour for the next two year. It was the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914 that temporarily brought an end to a century of female Grand Tours. “Beatty’s ability to weave the experiences of hundreds of American women on the Grand Tour in Europe into a consistent narrative is per se a remarkable feat. But the author does much more than that. She uses the “journey” as trope to represent the long and difficult process of women’s emancipation, in its several cultural, psychological, social, and political dimensions.” —Susanna Delfino, Professor of American History, retired. University of Genoa, Italy
Categories: History

Sensational Internationalism

Sensational Internationalism

“The Author as Arsonist: Henry James and the Paris Commune.” Modernism/Modernity 21.1 (2014): 71–87. McCullough, David. The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013. McGill, Meredith. American Literature and ...

Author: J. Michelle Coghlan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474411219

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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In refocusing attention on the Paris Commune as a key event in American political and cultural memory, Sensational Internationalism radically changes our understanding of the relationship between France and the United States in the long nineteenth century. It offers fascinating, remarkably accessible readings of a range of literary works, from periodical poetry and boys' adventure fiction to radical pulp and the writings of Henry James, as well as a rich analysis of visual, print, and performance culture, from post-bellum illustrated weeklies and panoramas to agit-prop pamphlets and Coney Island pyrotechnic shows. This book will speak to readers looking to understand the affective, cultural, and aesthetic afterlives of revolt and revolution pre-and-post Occupy Wall Street, as well as those interested in space, gender, performance, and transatlantic print culture.
Categories: Political Science

America in the French Imaginary 1789 1914

America in the French Imaginary  1789 1914

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011). McKee, Sally. The Exile's Song: Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World (New Haven: Yale University Press ...

Author: Diana R. Hallman

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783277001

Category: Music

Page: 410

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Following the American Revolution, French observers often viewed the United States as a laboratory for the forging of new practices of liberté and égalité, in affinity with and divergence from France's own Revolutionary ideals and experiences. The volume examines French views through musical/theatrical portrayals of the American Revolution and Republic, soundscapes of the Statue of Liberty, and homages to the glorified figures of Washington, Franklin and Lafayette. Essays investigate paradoxical depictions of slavery in the United States and French Caribbean colonies of 'Amérique'. French critiques of American music and musicians, including the reception of Americanized or Creolized adaptations of European art traditions as well as American popular music and dance, are also presented. The subject of race features prominently in French interpretations of American music and identity. These interpretations see French constructions of the Indigenous American and African American "exotic" that intersect with tropes of noble, pastoral savagery, menacing barbarism, and the "civilizing" potency of French culture. The French reinterpretation of African American music and dance reveals both a revulsion of Black alterity and an attraction to the expressive freedom, and even subversiveness, of these "foreign" forms of music and dance. Contributions include essays by music, dance, theatre and opera scholars, and the volume will be essential reading for students and scholars of these disciplines.
Categories: Music