Tonight's Topic: "Mixed Bag of 3 Trivia Questions -- #07: Who's Who -- Sylvia Beach"
Answers = B - B - B
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For tonight's Net, we have selected 3 Trivia questions about Sylvia Beach, whose was born on this day -- March 14, 1887.
How much do you know about this famous, literary woman?
Please give us your best answers from any of the 3 (reuseable) answers of "A", "B", or "C" (if applicable!) for each question.
++ "Mixed Bag of 3 Trivia Questions -- #07: Who's Who -- Sylvia Beach" ++
Question #1: Who was Sylvia Beach?
A. Married to the British poet, Ted Hughes, she was an American writer who belonged to the Confessional poetry (i.e., the poetry of the personal or "I." style) movement, or
B. As an American living in Paris, Sylvia started her own bookstore in 1919, called Shakespeare and Company -- specialized in modern literature, and catered to the growing number of English speaking readers in Paris, or
C. Sylvia [KF7UHM] checks in with Jessica [KF7UHK] regularly on the Insomniac-Net.
Literary Magazines were flourishing and writers such as TS Elliot, James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and Ernest Hemingway were finding new audiences. (1a)
Opened in 1919, Beach’s store moved to 12 rue de l’Odéon in 1921, where it became the center of Anglo-American literary life in Paris, a favorite haunt of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce and many others. Forced to close the store during World War II, Beach never reopened it.
More details about the milieu at and around Shakespeare and Company and 1920s Paris, see this article (1b)
A. She became famous only after her death with the publication of her semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, and her collection of poetry, Ariel, or
B. She became famous in 1921 for risking her own money and reputation by publishing James Joyce’s novel Ulysses -- which was declared too pornographic to be published, or
C. Sylvia [KF7UHM] and Jessica [KF7UHK] like sailing, music & laser light shows, and traveling.
To view a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses on line, use the link below (2b)
A. After her husband left her and their two children, the last thing she wrote was a note she gave to her downstairs neighbor instructing him to call the doctor, and then she committed suicide using her gas oven, or
B. Although her bookstore was closed in 1941 during the German occupation of Paris, she lived nearby until she died in 1962 at the age of 75 from apparent heart failure.
C. Sylvia [KF7UHM] and Jessica [KF7UHK] are alive and well and should be checking in during our Net tonight.
Many more people usually recognize the author Sylvia Plath than they do the Parisian bookstore owner Sylvia Beach.
LW included both Sylvias in a vain hope to confuse your answers. He even sacrificed the only person he knows named Sylvia [KF7UHM] into the mix.
(1a) Shakespeare & Company: Turning the Page
(1b) Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare & Company, A Mecca for Contemporary Literature
(2a) Books and Their Makers: Sylvia Beach and James Joyce
(2b) Project Gutenberg Presents Ulysses by James Joyce (Project Gutenberg Release #4300)
(3) The Hemingway Project -- In Praise of Sylvia Beach
A Brief Guide to Confessional Poetry
Groundbreaking Book: Ariel by Sylvia Plath (1965)
++ QUOTE(s) OF THE DAY ++
-- Molly Bloom in James Joyce Ulysses:
"no thats no way for him has he no manners nor no refinement nor no nothing in his nature...." PLUS the other 4,372 words in this last sentence of the book.
Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy
According to Dr Lucia Boldrini, Lecturer in English Literature at Goldsmiths College, London, the longest of the eight sentences in Molly's monologue is 4,391 words (22,000 words total).
Longest English sentence -- 4,391 words - The last section of James Joyce's Ulysses, Molly Bloom's soliloquy
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