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

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

Label
Breathless : an American girl in Paris
Title
Breathless
Title remainder
an American girl in Paris
Statement of responsibility
by Nancy K. Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
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 Hermès 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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Nancy K.
Dewey number
  • 944/.3610836092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Nancy K
  • Americans
  • Young women
  • Coming of age
  • Autonomy
  • Miller, Nancy K
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Young women
Label
Breathless : an American girl in Paris, by Nancy K. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781580054881
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013016144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn837956613
  • (OCoLC)837956613
Label
Breathless : an American girl in Paris, by Nancy K. Miller
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781580054881
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013016144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn837956613
  • (OCoLC)837956613

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