George Whitman

Over the years, George Whitman sheltered about 50,000 young, struggling writer types for free at his legendary Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Co. on the Left Bank. It also was a magnet for writers like <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001940" title="Allen Ginsberg" href="/topic/entertainment/allen-ginsberg-PECLB001940.topic">Allen Ginsberg</a>, Anais Nin and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000599" title="Lawrence Durrell" href="/topic/arts-culture/lawrence-durrell-PEHST000599.topic">Lawrence Durrell</a>. He was 98. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-george-whitman-20111215,0,6588152.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a>

( Kristin Jackson / Seattle Times )

Over the years, George Whitman sheltered about 50,000 young, struggling writer types for free at his legendary Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Co. on the Left Bank. It also was a magnet for writers like Allen Ginsberg, Anais Nin and Lawrence Durrell. He was 98. Full obituary

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