'Joseph Amber Barry 13.6.1917 SCRANTON, USA 15.3.1994
PARIS WRITER ÉCRIVAIN'
Joseph Amber Barry is easier to track down than Émile Pignot. Barry came to France in 1944 with the American army, became familiar with the Gertrude Stein set and never left – it beat Scranton, PA, I don't doubt. It seems his most famous book is a biography of George Sand, although he also wrote a book about Versailles, one about the couple, and another on Byron and Augusta. For all the time he spent in France, it seems that the only books of his in French are translations.