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Paris Cafe

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This first book about the famous Select Cafe in Paris' richly illustrated with the faces of its patrons' gives a unique glimpse into the daily rhythm and social and intellectual life of a literary cafe. Here is an intimate view - - in word and image - - of its waiters and artist patrons' enabling one to understand the importance of cafe life - - that third great place of every Parisian or would - be Parisian. See here the famous Montparnasse cafe that has been so vital to Paris life for nearly nine decades; from ...
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Overview

This first book about the famous Select Cafe in Paris' richly illustrated with the faces of its patrons' gives a unique glimpse into the daily rhythm and social and intellectual life of a literary cafe. Here is an intimate view - - in word and image - - of its waiters and artist patrons' enabling one to understand the importance of cafe life - - that third great place of every Parisian or would - be Parisian. See here the famous Montparnasse cafe that has been so vital to Paris life for nearly nine decades; from Hemingway' Beauvoir' Picasso' James Baldwin' and George Plimpton to the writers and artists who continue to work quietly here in the back room and meet their friends late in the day for drinks. The artists have their work on the walls' the novelists include the cafe setting in their fiction. The quiet and drama of the Select world illustrates the centrality of cafes - - particularly this one - - to Parisian social' cultural' and intellectual life. The book gives narrative introductions and witty drawings of cafe clientele and staff and is organized through a history of the Select cafe' its daily and seasonal rhythms' particular colorful clientele' and a few of its typical cafe/brasserie food (including a few recipes).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458781017
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/12/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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