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Hardback:Paris stories / edited by Shaun Whiteside.:2016 Hardback Paris stories / edited by Shaun Whiteside.
Paris stories / edited by Shaun Whiteside.
Author: Whiteside, Shaun
Author: Whiteside, Shaun,
Publication year: 2016
Format: Hardback
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781841596204
Notes:
Formerly CIP.
In the eighteenth century, Laurence Sterne explores the temptations of the French capital in a teasing study of foreign mores and Restif de la Bretonne provides an eye-witness account of the Revolution. From the 1800s, Hugo, Balzac, Flaubert, and Zola offer fascinating portraits of the city's teeming humanity; the Goncourt brothers chronicle the explosion of artistic talent; Huysmans describes an evening at the Folies Bergre. Colette chronicles the pitfalls for a young girl in the decadent city of the early twentieth century; F. Scott Fitzgerald revels in the city's glamour; Jean Rhys's lost heroines wander from caf to caf; James Baldwin celebrates its sexual freedoms; and Raymond Queneau gleefully reinvents the language of the street. In our time, Michel Tournier's North African immigrant walks a camel along the boulevards, while Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano brilliantly maps the city's many arrondissements. The alluring power of Paris has never dimmed and it is richly captured in
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