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The Resource Breathless : an American girl in Paris, Nancy K. Miller

Breathless : an American girl in Paris, Nancy K. Miller

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Breathless : an American girl in Paris
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Breathless
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an American girl in Paris
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Nancy K. Miller
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eng
Summary
"In the early 1960s, most middle-class American women in their twenties had their lives laid out for them: marriage, children, and life in the suburbs. Most, but not all. Breathless is the story of a girl who represents those who rebelled against conventional expectations. Paris was a magnet for those eager to resist domesticity, and like many young women of the decade, Nancy K. Miller was enamored of everything French--from perfume and Hermà ̈s scarves to the writing of Simone de Beauvoir and the New Wave films of Jeanne Moreau. After graduating from Barnard College in 1961, Miller set out for a year in Paris, with a plan to take classes at the Sorbonne and live out a great romantic life inspired by the movies. After a string of sexual misadventures, she gave up her short-lived freedom and married an American expatriate who promised her a lifetime of three-star meals and five-star hotels. But her husband turned out to be a con man whose promises were lies, and she had to leave Paris and her dreams behind. Upon returning to New York, with more than half of her twenties behind her, Miller was determined to start over. In an era of Vietnam anti-war protests, student unrest, and sexual liberation, she sought to become a new woman: autonomous and creative at a time when women were only expected to look pretty and smile. This stunning memoir chronicles a young woman's coming-of-age tale, and offers a glimpse into the intimate lives of girls before feminism"--
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Title
Breathless
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Breathless is the story of a girl who represents those who rebelled against conventional expectations. Paris was a magnet for those eager to resist domesticity, and Nancy K. Miller was enamored of everything French. After graduating from Barnard College in 1961, Miller set out for a year in Paris, with a plan to take classes at the Sorbonne and live out a great romantic life inspired by the movies
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autobiography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 944/.3610836092
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC705.M55
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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by Nancy K. Miller
Breathless : an American girl in Paris, Nancy K. Miller
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Breathless : an American girl in Paris, Nancy K. Miller
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
vi, 238 pages
Isbn
9781580054881
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013016144
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40022949525
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)837956613

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