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The Only Street In Paris Life On The Rue Des Martyrs

Author : Elaine Sciolino
ISBN : 9780393242386
Genre : Travel
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A New York Times Bestseller: “Sciolino’s sharply observed account serves as a testament to . . . Paris— the city of light, of literature, of life itself.” —The New Yorker Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. “I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,” Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents—the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers—bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing.

The Other Paris

Author : Luc Sante
ISBN : 9781429944588
Genre : History
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A trip through Paris as it will never be again-dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian Paris, the City of Light, the city of fine dining and seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow: the city of the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric, the willfully nonconforming. In The Other Paris, Luc Sante gives us a panoramic view of that second metropolis, which has nearly vanished but whose traces are in the bricks and stones of the contemporary city, in the culture of France itself, and, by extension, throughout the world.Drawing on testimony from a great range of witnesses-from Balzac and Hugo to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps-Sante, whose thorough research is matched only by the vividness of his narration, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred images, The Other Paris scuttles through the knotted streets of pre-Haussmann Paris, through the improvised accommodations of the original bohemians, through the whorehouses and dance halls and hobo shelters of the old city. A lively survey of labor conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, and of the reporters, réaliste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The Other Paris is a book meant to upend the story of the French capital, to reclaim the city from the bons vivants and the speculators, and to hold a light to the works and lives of those expunged from its center by the forces of profit.

La Seduction

Author : Elaine Sciolino
ISBN : 9781429933292
Genre : Social Science
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The hidden truth about the French way of life: it's all about seduction—its rules, its pleasures, its secrets France is a seductive country, seductive in its elegance, its beauty, its sensual pleasures, and its joie de vivre. But Elaine Sciolino, the longtime Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, has discovered that seduction is much more than a game to the French: it is the key to understanding France. Seduction plays a crucial role in how the French relate to one another—not just in romantic relationships but also in how they conduct business, enjoy food and drink, define style, engage in intellectual debate, elect politicians, and project power around the world. While sexual repartee and conquest remain at the heart of seduction, for the French seduction has become a philosophy of life, even an ideology, that can confuse outsiders. In La Seduction, Sciolino gives us an inside view of how seduction works in all areas, analyzing its limits as well as its power. She demystifies the French way of life in an entertaining and personal narrative that carries us from the neighborhood shops of Paris to the halls of government, from the gardens of Versailles to the agricultural heartland. La Seduction will charm you and encourage you to lower your defenses about the French. Pull up a chair and let Elaine Sciolino seduce you.

Paris In Winter

Author : David Coggins
ISBN : 1576877779
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Paris in Winter combines fanciful ink and watercolor drawings by American artist and writer David Coggins with charming vignettes about his family's annual New Year's sojourns to Paris, which, because of their unending love for the city, they've been taking together for almost 20 years. This memoir of poetic, lighthearted stories highlights the family's passion for art and food, fashion and social life. Coggins's delicate and intimate drawings capture classic Parisian scenes as well as family and friends against the backdrop of the elegant City of Light.

That S Paris

Author : Vicki Lesage
ISBN : 0692340114
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A collection of fiction and nonfiction stories about Paris: part travel memoir, part commentary on French culture, part Paris love story#1 Hot New Release in Essays & Travelogues Paris-the most romantic, beautiful and frustrating city in the world! If you've ever traveled to Paris, lived in the City of Light or dreamed of setting foot on its cobblestoned streets, you'll enjoy escaping into this collection of short stories about France's famed capital. From culinary treats (and catastrophes) to swoon-worthy romantic encounters (and heartbreaking mishaps), this anthology takes you on a journey through one of the most famous cities in the world. View this cosmopolitan metropolis through the chic eyes of Parisians, francophiles and travelers who fell in love with the city and haven't quite gotten around to leaving yet... That's Paris: a glimpse into living, loving and surviving in the City of Light. Author proceeds benefit the charity Room to Read, which promotes literacy and gender equality in education. Thanks for supporting the cause! This anthology has it all: travel humor, French culture, Paris love stories, and tidbits on the French lifestyle. If you enjoy travel essays and funny stories that give you a real taste of life in a foreign city, this book is for you! Interview with the EditorsQ: There are a lot of Paris books out there. Why read this anthology in particular? A: The charm of this short story collection is the variety of voices from people who, for the most part, have spent a considerable amount of time in the City of Light. Stephen Clarke, author of best-selling book "A Year in the Merde" sets the tone in the foreword, reminding us there is always more to write about Paris! Q: After Hemingway and the Lost Generation, how does it feel to be a modern-day author writing about Paris? A: Some of the stories in "That's Paris" are set in the same places featured in "A Moveable Feast." Paris hasn't changed much in all of these years! It still inspires us to write. Q: What types of stories will we find in this anthology? A: There are funny essays and Paris love stories. There are Paris food, wine and cheese stories, stories of family and stories of friendship. There are stories set at sidewalk cafés. Those who like travel essays, travel memoirs and Paris fiction would love this book! And for those who like ballet fiction, there is one for you in this anthology too! Q: Author proceeds from the book go to charity? A: Yes, buy "That's Paris" and support the charity Room to Read! We love the idea of supporting reading and gender equality in education. Categories for That's Paris- Travel Essays & Travelogues - Anthologies & Literature Collections - Biographies & Memoirs - Contemporary Short Stories - Humor Essays For readers who like: travel essays, travel memoirs, travel humor, funny essays, French culture, French lifestyle, and Paris love stories.

Bright Lights Paris

Author : Angie Niles
ISBN : 9780425280706
Genre : Design
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The Parisian woman sparks admiration and envy wherever she goes. But as honorary French girl Angie Niles knows, there are as many ways to be Parisian as there are arrondissements. Find out what Parisian women wear, where they shop and hang out with their friends, the chicest decor tricks and how to cook and entertain - as if you just rolled out of bed and onto the cobblestone streets of Le Marais.

When Paris Sizzled

Author : Mary McAuliffe PhD
ISBN : 9781442253339
Genre : History
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When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Années folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them—one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat of jazz. Mary McAuliffe traces a decade that saw seismic change on almost every front, from art and architecture to music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and, most notably, behavior. The epicenter of all this creativity, as well as of the era’s good times, was Montparnasse, where impoverished artists and writers found colleagues and cafés, and tourists discovered the Paris of their dreams. Major figures on the Paris scene—such as Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Picasso, Stravinsky, Diaghilev, and Proust—continued to hold sway, while others now came to prominence—including Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Cole Porter, and Josephine Baker, as well as André Citroën, Le Corbusier, Man Ray, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, and the irrepressible Kiki of Montparnasse. Paris of the 1920s unquestionably sizzled. Yet rather than being a decade of unmitigated bliss, les Années folles also saw an undercurrent of despair as well as the rise of ruthless organizations of the extreme right, aimed at annihilating whatever threatened tradition and order—a struggle that would escalate in the years ahead. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, Mary McAuliffe brings this vibrant era to life.

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