Writers In Paris: Literary Lives in the City of Light

Writers In Paris: Literary Lives in the City of Light

by David Burke

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Writers In Paris: Literary Lives in the City of Light by David Burke

No city has attracted so much literary talent, launched so many illustrious careers, or produced such a wealth of enduring literature as Paris. From the 15th century through the 20th, poets, novelists, and playwrights, famed for both their work and their lives, were shaped by this enchanting locale. From natives such as Molière, Genet, and Anaïs Nin, to expats like Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, and Gertrude Stein, author David Burke follows hundreds of writers through Paris's labyrinthine streets, inviting readers on his grand tour. Unique in scope and approach, Writers in Paris crosses from Right Bank to Left and on to the Ile de la Cité as it explores the alleyways and haunts frequented by the world's most storied writers. Burke focuses not only on their writing but on their passions, ecstasies, obsessions, and betrayals. Equally appealing to Francophiles and serious readers, this engaging book includes maps and more than 100 evocative photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582439587
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

David Burke is a writer and documentary filmmaker. He moved to Paris in 1986. What he thought would be a stay of one year turned into twenty. He now divides his time between Paris and the U.S.

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