Mary Beth Raycraft, translator

A Parisienne in Chicago: Impressions of the World's Columbian Exposition by Madame Léon Grandin

In 1893, French writer Madame Léon Grandin accompanied her sculptor husband to Chicago, where he worked on the World’s Columbian Exposition fountain. For the first time, translator Mary Beth Raycraft has made Grandin’s observations of life in Chicago—her awe for the city’s fast pace and architectural grandeur as well as commentary on gender roles, social norms and family life—available for an English-speaking audience to enjoy. Tonight Raycraft will be on hand to share Grandin’s impressions and discuss the translation project.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago
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A Parisienne in Chicago: Impressions of the World's Columbian Exposition Cover Image
By Leon Grandin, Mary Beth Raycraft (Translator), Arnold Lewis (Essay by)
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ISBN: 9780252035135
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Illinois Press - April 1st, 2010

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