Paris

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An American born in Paris at the turn of the last century, Green accompanies the reader on an imaginative stroll around the capital city of the imagination - its secret stairways, courtyards and alleys - sharing his discoveries at every turn. From the old Trocadero to haunted visions of Notre Dame Cathedral , Green lovingly describes these strange and little-known locations.
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An American born in Paris at the turn of the last century, Green accompanies the reader on an imaginative stroll around the capital city of the imagination - its secret stairways, courtyards and alleys - sharing his discoveries at every turn. From the old Trocadero to haunted visions of Notre Dame Cathedral , Green lovingly describes these strange and little-known locations.
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This book about Paris is a collection of Green's post-1945 writings--many previously published, but none in English--that has been illustrated with his own photographs. His love affair with Paris, where he was born of American parents in 1900, is manifested as a lifelong preoccupation with the city. He has captured its soul in the daily drama and small mysteries of its churches, stairways, and neighborhood eccentricities. The descriptions are exquisite and sensual, revealing nostalgia for the Paris of his youth, as well as a concern for its future. He has spent most of his 90 years there and justifiably considers himself to be a native. This is further evidenced in his position as the first foreigner to be elected to L'Academie francaise. This bilingual edition will be of interest for academic and large public library collections.-- Mary Ellen Beck, Troy P.L., N.Y.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780714529271
  • Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Edition description: Bilingual ed
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian Green published over 70 books in France and was a member both of the Academie Francaise and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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