How did the son of Jewish-Latvian immigrants in Chicago, with no formal educational degrees, become advisor to Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Sylvia Beach?
Distinguished arbitrator Mark Lurie, Lewis Galantiere’s cousin, brings us, for the first time ever, the story of the lost generation’s forgotten man. Lewis Galantiere did not complete grade school, yet he guided Hemingway through his first years in Paris, when the author was unknown and desperate for recognition. He helped James Joyce and Sylvia Beach launch Ulysses; started John Houseman in his theatrical career; and collaborated with Antoine de Saint-Exupery in the writing of Wind, Sand and Stars and Flight to Arras. He was a playwright, literary and cultural critic, and author; a Federal Reserve Bank economist throughout the Great Depression; director of the French Branch of the Office of War Information during World War II; ACLU Director during the McCarthyism-fraught 1950s; Counselor to Radio Free Europe; and, at a crucial time in its history, president of PEN America, the writers advocacy organization.