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The Writer’s Almanac for March 14, 2017: Hamburger Heaven

Mar. 14, 2017: birthday: Sylvia Beach

It’s the birthday of Sylvia Beach (books by this author), born in Baltimore, Maryland (1887). She founded an English-language bookstore and lending library called Shakespeare and Company, on the Left Bank of Paris. It opened just as the “lost generation” was discovering that city, and it became a central feature of the Parisian literary scene of the 1920s. Beach also published books, including the first — blue and white — edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922).