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The Flaneur: a Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris by Edmund White

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A flacirc;neur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through a city without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the place and in covert search of adventure, aesthetic or erotic. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, taking us into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians. Entering the Marias evokes the history of Jews in France, just a visit to the Haynes grill recalls the presence - festive, troubled - of black Americans in Paris for a century and a half. Gays, Decadents, even Royalists past and present are all subjected to the flacirc;neur's scrutiny. Edmund White's THE FLANEUR is opinionated, personal, subjective. As he conducts us through the bookshops and boutiques, past the monuments and palaces, filling us in on the gossip and background of each site, he allows us to see through the blank walls and past the proud edifices and to glimpse the inner, human drama. Along the way he recounts everything from the latest debates among French law-makers to the juicy details of Colette's life in the Palais Royal, even summoning up the hothouse atmosphere of Gustave Moreau's atelier. Coming soon in the series: Ahdaf Soueif on Cairo, Peter Carey on Sydney and Rubem Fonseca on Rio. This 2001 Bloomsbury UK Hardback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9780747549574 SKU: 1225431 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.