For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure: A Window on 1920s Paris Courtesy of Emory University Library
Submitted by on Mon, 2011-11-28 18:20
Ithaca, NY DuraSpace gold sponsor Emory University Library is currently featuring an exhibition entitled "Shadows of the Sun" at the Schatten Gallery located on campus in the Woodruff Library. The exhibit highlights the lives and times of Harry and Caresse Crosby who founded the avant garde Black Sun Press in 1927.
The Crosby's lived a bohemian life abroad and were part of a jazz age scene of postwar Paris writers, artists, musicians and intellectuals. The Black Sun Press published limited quantities of exquisite early volumes by writers such as Edgar Allen Poe, Ezra Pound, Archibald MacLeish who went on to literary prominence.
Among of the editions on display are rare works by Earnest Hemmingway along with a visual memoir by Josephine Baker. Additional information about works in the exhibit and the Black Sun Press may be found through the MARBL (Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library):