World: Together Again

Their Left Bank apartment was the living room of the Lost Generation. Through it passed every star in the artistic firmament between the two World Wars—Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Picasso and Matisse, T. S. Eliot and Sherwood Anderson, Ford Madox Ford and Carl Van Vechten. Three generations of young writers came for guidance to the Paris salon of Gertrude Stein and her lifelong companion, Alice B. Toklas. Novelists, composers, poets, painters and playwrights sipped the fragrant colorless liqueurs of the two U.S.-born hostesses (which they made themselves from plums and raspberries), dined on such Toklas specialties as Bass for Picasso and argued...

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