Paris

Paris

The Secret History

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Describes daily life in Paris throughout history from the point of view of the Parisians themselves, including the working classes, criminals, insurrectionists, street urchins, artists, and prostitutes.

McMillan Palgrave
If Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon described daily life in contemporary Paris, this book describes daily life in Paris throughout its history: a history of the city from the point of view of the Parisians themselves. Paris captures everyone's imaginations: It's a backdrop for Proust's fictional pederast, Robert Doisneau's photographic kiss, and Edith Piaf's serenaded soldier-lovers; a home as much to romance and love poems as to prostitution and opium dens. The many pieces of the city coexist, each one as real as the next. What's more, the conflicted identity of the city is visible everywhere--between cobblestones, in bars, on the métro.

In this lively and lucid volume, Andrew Hussey brings to life the urchins and artists who've left their marks on the city, filling in the gaps of a history that affected the disenfranchised as much as the nobility. Paris: The Secret History ranges across centuries, movements, and cultural and political beliefs, from Napoleon's overcrowded cemeteries to Balzac's nocturnal flight from his debts. For Hussey, Paris is a city whose long and conflicted history continues to thrive and change. The book's is a picaresque journey through royal palaces, brothels, and sidewalk cafés, uncovering the rich, exotic, and often lurid history of the world's most beloved city.


Baker
& Taylor

A lively chronicle of more than two thousand years of history from a Parisian point of view describes everyday life in Paris throughout the city's history, capturing the citizens, artists, political figures, counterculture gurus, anarchists, prostitutes, and others who have shaped the city. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, 2007
ISBN: 9781596913233
1596913231
Branch Call Number: 944.361 H965p
Characteristics: xxiv, 485 p., 16 p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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