Manual of Saint Germain-des-Pres: Left Bank Paris in the Fifties

Manual of Saint Germain-des-Pres: Left Bank Paris in the Fifties

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847826582
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 10/18/2005
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 7.94(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Boris Vian (1920-1959) celebrated his extraordinary imagination with a tumultuous and intense career of writing, playing music, throwing and attending parties, and attacking any form of pretension or bureaucracy. His works range from bestselling sex-and-violence thrillers under the name of Vernon Sullivan to popular songs, plays, and short stories to the beautiful and surreal novels he wrote under his own name, L'Arrache Coeur (Heartsnatcher) and his masterpiece L'Ecume des jours (Froth on the Daydream). After Vian's untimely death he became a hero to the '68 student revolution, and his literary fame continues to grow in France and beyond. He has long been a cult favorite in England and America, and the arrival of this publication will only extend his fame.
Georges Dudognon (1922-2001) haunted the St-Germain-des-Près of postwar Paris, choosing photography as his way of recording the exuberance of the times.

Table of Contents

Introductioni
Translator's Noteiv
Geography1
Facts and Myths22
Anthology and Personalities92
The Streets164
Posology and Directions for Use180
About the Author188

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