Writers in Paris : Literary Lives in the City of Light (Paperback)

Author: Burke, David

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No city has attracted so much literary talent, launched so many illustrious careers, or produced such a wealth of enduring literature as Paris. From the 15th century through the 20th, poets, novelists, and playwrights, famed for both their work and their lives, were shaped by this enchanting place. From natives such as Moliere, Genet, and Anais Nin to expats like Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, and Gertrude Stein, author David Burke follows hundreds of writers through Paris'' labyrinthine streets, inviting readers on his grand tour.
Unique in scope and approach, "Writers in Paris" crosses from the Right Bank to the Left and on to the Ile de la Cite as it explores the alleyways and haunts frequented by the world''s most storied writers. Burke focuses not only on their writing, but on their passions, ecstasies, obsessions, and betrayals. Equally appealing to Francophiles and serious readers, this engaging book includes maps and more than 100 evocative photographs.

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9781582435855
SKU 212315700
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1582435855
Release Date 3/23/2010
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Editors Note Explores the life and times of leading French authors from Molière to Anaïs Nin, as well as a selection of ex-pats including Henry Miller, Samuel Becket, and Gertrude Stein, in an illustrated tribute that evaluates their writings while featuring descriptions of their favorite regional haunts.
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