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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
Author
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Nancy K.
Dewey number
944/.3610836092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC705.M55
LC item number
A3 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Nancy K
  • Miller, Nancy K
  • Americans
  • Young women
  • Coming of age
  • Autonomy
  • Young women
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Literary
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
Breathless : an American girl in Paris, by Nancy K. Miller
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http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ABBD8136-000A-4933-9881-A2C8BF0762D4
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858879652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580054898
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858879652
Label
Breathless : an American girl in Paris, by Nancy K. Miller
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=ABBD8136-000A-4933-9881-A2C8BF0762D4
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858879652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580054898
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858879652
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