The Streets of Paris

The Streets of Paris
Author: Susan Cahill
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-06-06
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781250130150

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From the author of Hidden Gardens of Paris, The Streets of Paris is Susan Cahill's wonderfully unique guide to present-day Paris following in the footsteps of famous Parisians through the last 800 years. For hundreds of years, the City of Light has set the stage for larger-than-life characters—from medieval lovers Héloïse and Abelard to the defiant King Henri IV to the brilliant scientist Madame Curie, beloved chanteuse Edith Piaf, and the writer Colette. In this beautifully illustrated book, Susan Cahill recounts the lives of twenty-two famous Parisians and then takes you through the seductive streets of Paris to the quartiers where they lived and worked: their homes, the scenes of their greatest triumphs and tragedies, their favorite cafes, bars, and restaurants, and the off-the-beaten-track places where they found inspiration and love. From Sainte-Chapelle on the Ile de la Cite to the cemetery Pere Lachaise to Montmartre and the Marais, Cahill not only brings to life the bold characters of a tumultuous history and the arts of painting, music, sculpture, film, and literature, she takes you on a relaxed walking tour in the footsteps of these celebrated Parisians. Each chapter opens with a beautiful four-color illustration by photographer Marion Ranoux, and every tour begins with a Metro stop and ends with a list of "Nearbys"—points of interest along the way, including cafes, gardens, squares, museums, bookstores, churches, and, of course, patisseries.

The Streets of Paris

The Streets of Paris
Author: Richard Cobb
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Academic
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1980
Genre: Paris
ISBN: WISC:89010376788

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Hidden Gardens of Paris

Hidden Gardens of Paris
Author: Susan Cahill
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-04-10
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781466802162

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For the seasoned Parisian traveller or the novice looking to get off the beaten track Cahill provides a roadmap to parts of the city most visitors will never see In a city that is the destination of millions of travelers every year, it can be difficult to find your way to its lovely, serene spaces. Away from the madding crowds, the gardens of Paris offer the balm of flowers, tall old trees, fountains, ponds, sculptures, with quiet Parisians reading Le Monde, taking the sun, relishing the peace. These places are often tucked away, off the beaten tourist track, and without a guide they're easy to miss: The Jardin de l'Atlantique, out of sight on the roof of Gare Montparnasse. The enchanting Jardin de la Vallée Suisse, invisible from the street, accessible only if you know how to find the path. The Square Boucicaut, its children's carousel hidden inside a grove of oak and maples. Square Batignolles, the shade of the old chestnut trees an inspiration to the painter Édouard Manet and poet Paul Verlaine. Hidden Gardens of Paris features 40 such oases in quartiers both posh and plain, as well as dozens of others "Nearby" to the featured green space. It is arranged according to the geographic sections of the city—Île de la Cité, Left Bank, Right Bank, Western Paris, Eastern Paris—a lively and informative guide that focuses on each place as a site of passionate cultural memory.

Fl neur

Fl  neur
Author: Federico Castigliano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-06-22
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1546942092

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"An inspiring book for fl�neurs and Paris lovers. It transforms your walk around Paris into an exciting and memorable experience." A man walks the streets of Paris, alone and without a destination. He travels long avenues of great buildings, loses himself in the crowds at the Grands Magasins. Wrapped up in a black overcoat, he wanders the city restlessly. But what is he looking for? Where is he going? This book teaches you how lose yourself in the city: it contains stories of promenades and urban adventures, stories of dandies and fl�neurs... It contains information regarding characters, authors and artists who have wandered the streets of Paris. By reading these pages you will discover the secrets of fl�nerie, the noble art of wandering without a destination. About the Author. Federico Castigliano holds a PhD in Comparative Literature (University of Turin) and is Associate Professor of Italian Studies. Having worked for several years in France, he currently teaches at Beijing International Studies University. His writing combines nonfiction and fiction and centers on the relationship between the individual and urban spaces, thus exploring the possibilities of today's city. Website: TABLE OF CONTENTS: Itineraries of fl�nerie (map) Instructions for reading this book Prologue - Into the street How to be a true fl�neur A day in the life of a fl�neur Once there was the fl�neur Getting lost Where to wander in Paris Drifting along the boulevards The ruins of Paris A dangerous game The city of tomorrow Shopping as one of the fine arts Paris spleen Epilogue - At the gate Memorandum for fl�neurs Bibliography

The Only Street in Paris Life on the Rue des Martyrs

The Only Street in Paris  Life on the Rue des Martyrs
Author: Elaine Sciolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-02
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780393242386

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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.

Streets of Paris Streets of Murder

Streets of Paris  Streets of Murder
Author: Jacques Tardi,Jean-Patrick Manchette
Publsiher: Fantagraphics Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-06-23
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781683962861

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The first of two volumes presenting all of the world-renowned hardboiled crime graphic novels (one of which has never before been collected in English!). In the never-before-collected Griffu, the titular character is a legal advisor, not a private eye, but even he knows that when a sultry blonde appears in his office after hours, he shouldn't trust her ― and she doesn't disappoint. Griffu is soon ensnared in a deadly web of sexual betrayal, real estate fraud, and murder. In West Coast Blues, a young sales executive goes to the aid of an accident victim, and finds himself sucked into a spiral of violence involving an exiled war criminal and two hired assassins. This volume also offers a bonus, 21-page unfinished story by Manchette and Tardi, as well as a single page introduction to another incomplete story, both appearing in English for the first time.

The Bloody Streets of Paris

The Bloody Streets of Paris
Author: Jacques Tardi,Léo Malet
Publsiher: iBooks
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2003
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: UOM:39015060553750

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- Introduction by Art Spiegelman, winner of the Pulitzer Pize and author of Maus.- The book will appeal to graphic novel fans, mystery fans, WWII history buffs and devotees of Art Speigelman's Maus.- For mature readers


Author: Nisha Coleman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1926710371

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A mosaic of gypsies, actors, homeless people, other buskers and random strangers, Busker shares with us a tale of personal hardship and unrequited love, and shares with us too, the ultimate triumph - of music and fortitude. A A professional story-teller as well as a musician, Coleman's Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris is written in an offbeat, intimate style, woven through with the music she plays. A "guide to Paris", the stories reveal a Paris rarely glimpsed and introduces characters who might otherwise not emerge from the shadows of marginalization.


Author: J. Harsin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2002-07-18
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781403970053

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Between 1830 and 1848, Paris was rocked by two successful revolutions, three failed insurrections, and seven serious assassination attempts against King Louis-Phillippe and his sons. The June Days of 1848 - the worst urban insurrection in history until that time - finally brought this period to a close. Using a wide variety of sources, including detailed court records and hundreds of depositions of witnesses and suspects, Jill Harsin examines revolutionary republicanism during the violent underground movement of the July Monarchy, and describes these events in vivid detail. The lives of 'ordinary men' are captured in their own words as Harsin illuminates the political aspirations of the working class. Harsin's original writing style and compelling discussions shed new light on the particular turbulence of this era, a period of disruption that stemmed from the contemporary working class codes of masculinity and honour.

The Paris Seamstress

The Paris Seamstress
Author: Natasha Lester
Publsiher: Forever
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-09-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781538714751

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For readers of Lilac Girls and The Nightingale comes an internationally bestselling World War II novel that spans generations, crosses oceans, and proves just how much two young women are willing to sacrifice for love and family. 1940: As the Germans advance upon Paris, young seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee everything she's ever known. She's bound for New York City with her signature gold dress, a few francs, and a dream: to make her mark on the world of fashion. Present day: Fabienne Bissette journeys to the Met's annual gala for an exhibit featuring the work of her ailing grandmother - a legend of women's fashion design. But as Fabienne begins to learn more about her beloved grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and family secrets that will dramatically change her own life. "I loved The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and I have a feeling that I'm going to love this dual timeline World War II novel based in war-torn France and present day." --Debbie Macomber "This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish." --Publishers Weekly "Fascinating and impeccably researched." -- Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife "A fantastically engrossing story. I love it." -- Kelly Rimmer, USA Today bestselling author "Gorgeously rich and romantic." -- Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens "Intrigue, heartbreak... I cannot tell you how much I loved this book." -- Rachel Burton, author of The Things We Need to Say "If you're looking for a swoon-worthy romance, then The Paris Seamstress is for you. Natasha Lester's novel features not one but two love stories, spanning continents and centuries...Fans of historical romance will eat this one up." -- Refinery29 "Combine family secrets, World War II, tragedy and heartbreak and you have the compelling ingredients of this month's book buyer's pick." -- Costco Connection

The Flaneur RLE Social Theory

The Flaneur  RLE Social Theory
Author: Keith Tester
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2014-08-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317657279

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Timely and original, this collection of essays from the leading figures in their fields throws new and valuable light on the significance and future of flânerie. The flâneur is usually identified as the ‘man of the crowd’ of Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Baudelaire, and as one of the heroes of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project. The flâneur’s activities of strolling and loitering are mentioned increasingly frequently in sociology, cultural studies and art history, but rarely is the debate developed further. The Flâneur is the first book to develop the debate beyond Baudelaire and Benjamin, and to push it in unexpected and exciting directions.

The Streets of Paris A Tale of Master Franc is Villon and Other Stories

The Streets of Paris  A Tale of Master Franc  is Villon and Other Stories
Author: William T. Gay
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-01-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781457566325

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THE STREETS OF PARIS “The Streets of Paris”, a novelette, follows the lively adventures of Francöis Villon, France’s most famous poet, in the mid-fifteenth-century court of King Charles. Will he stay true to his principles or become a spoiled courtier? SHORT STORIES Included are fourteen additional short stories combining a mixture of adventure, romance, intrigue, humor, and a candid look at everyday life. A sampling of a few follow: If an intimate affair with one’s secretary begins to get a little stale—and expensive—follow the tactics in the “End of the Affair”. An even more expensive divorce could be in the works. . . . In “A Bachelor Gets Married”, find out what really happens behind closed doors when a tough, confirmed bachelor marries a shy and tender beauty. . . . “True Experiences of a Prohibition Agent” include a touch of humor and a bloody nose. . . . Becoming an entrepreneur by reading “My Successful Career as a Handwriting Expert” could lead to easy riches or maybe not. . . . Disputes with one’s spouse or in-laws constitute a big problem in many marriages, but the overwhelming nemesis is called the budget as illustrated in “Budget—The Nemesis of Every Marriage”.. . . In “A Cavalier’s Tale”, the hero decides that he wants no part of a happily-ever-after marriage with the king’s niece after rescuing her in a vicious sword fight. . . . “The Perfect Crime” and “The Mystery Woman of Endale” each have the ingredients of a murder mystery but lack a murderer. . . . “America—1932 Style” reminds us of the devastating effects of the Great Depression.

Beauty is in the Street

Beauty is in the Street
Author: Johan Kugelberg,Philippe Vermès
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2011
Genre: Design
ISBN: 0956192831

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In May 1968, demonstrations against the French government spread across Parisian universities, and then to factories and other workplaces, resulting in a general strike of eleven million workers that brought the country to a virtual standstill. Among the students were a group who called themselves the Atelier Populaire, who produced hundreds of posters to encourage the protestors and to report on police brutality. Beauty Is In The Street reproduces over 200 of these posters which have become landmarks in political art and graphic design. Also included are a wealth of photographs, many published for the first time, and translations of first-hand accounts of the clashes between the students and strikers and the police.


Author: Lauren Elkin
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-07-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781448191956

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*Shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay* Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 by the Financial Times, Guardian, New Statesman, Observer, The Millions and Emerald Street 'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.' If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia – then what exactly is a flâneuse? In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as ‘a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk’. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flâneuses who have lived and walked in those cities. From nineteenth-century novelist George Sand to artist Sophie Calle, from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn to film-maker Agnes Varda, Flâneuse considers what is at stake when a certain kind of light-footed woman encounters the city and changes her life, one step at a time.

Following My Thumb

Following My Thumb
Author: Gabriel Morris
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2012-06-29
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781846948503

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Following My Thumb follows the wandering, rambling, bumbling travels of Gabriel Morris from 1990-2000. In the summer of 1990, at the age of 18, he sets off to Europe with his over-sized backpack, thumb guiding the way. He hitchhikes the entire length of Great Britain, sleeps in barns, on bridges and beaches and under benches, explores the Greek Isles, sneaks into a Parisian movie theater, spends a night at the center of the Place de la Concorde roundabout, and more. In Part 2 of the book, he spends the bulk of the mid-1990s as a wandering traveler back home in the United States, searching for something elusive: a place to call home, a community, love, adventure, meaning, purpose. He both finds and loses all to varying degrees as he attends tribal Rainbow Gatherings in the woods, falls in and out of love on the road, lives on farms and communes, and spends several months in an idyllic valley, far from civilization in the Hawaiian rainforest. The book culminates with his amazing and thought-provoking travels in the mystical land of India.