The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps (Paperback)
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The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/04/2011
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The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan. Hazan reveals a city whose squares echo with the riots, rebellions and revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Combining the raconteur's ear for a story with a historian's command of the facts, he introduces an incomparable cast of characters: the literati, the philosophers and the artists-Balzac, Baudelaire, Blanqui, Flaubert, Hugo, Maney, and Proust, of course; but also Doisneau, Nerval and Rousseau. It is a Paris dyed a deep red in its convictions. It is haunted and vitalized by the history of the barricades, which Hazan retells in rich detail. The Invention of Paris opens a window on the forgotten byways of the capital's vibrant and bloody past, revealing the city in striking new colors.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781844677054
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 23 mm

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