Paris Cafe: The Select Crowd

Paris Cafe: The Select Crowd


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Paris Cafe: The Select Crowd by Noel Riley Fitch, Rick Tulka

Acclaimed author Noël Riley Fitch, abetted by noted artist Rick Tulka, serves the dish on Select, the famous Montparnasse café that for nearly nine decades has been so vital to Paris and its intellectual denizens: from Hemingway, Beauvoir, Picasso, James Baldwin, and George Plimpton to the writers and artists who continue to work quietly there in the back room or heatedly debate every topic imaginable into the night. The artists have their work on the walls; the novelists include the café setting in their fiction. The quiet and drama of the Sélect world illustrates the centrality of cafés — particularly this one — to Parisian social, cultural, and intellectual life. Blending pithy profiles and witty drawings of clientele and staff, the book is organized around a history of the café, its daily and seasonal rhythms, particular colorful patrons, and even its typical café/brasserie food (including a few recipes).

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ISBN-13: 9781933368856
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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