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Expatriate Paris: A Cultural and Literary Guide to Paris of the 1920s

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Paris has long been a storied center of art and culture, and of romance, but in the 1920s its magnetism was especially irresistible. From around the world writers, artists, and composers steamed in, to visit or linger, some to reside. For travelers, Francophiles and the curious, this gossipy retrospective of expatriate life in Paris in the 1920s is a mosaic of quick glimpses—Sarah Bernhardt sleeping in a coffin to overcome her fear of death, Igor Stravinsky diving through a huge wreath at the premiere of his ballet Les Noces, Ford Madox Ford meeting Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes near starvation, Josephine Baker establishing her nightclub.  

 The list of expatriates is long and luminous, and this book—a work of immense erudition spiced with anecdotes and gossip—documents their haunts and habits, their comings and goings, their relationships intimate and artistic. Structured in thirty-three geographical and very walkable sections, Expatriate Paris is cross-referenced by streets, names, and topics and equipped with nine maps to satisfy the most demanding traveler, whether real or armchair. 

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Expatriate Paris corroborates Cole Porter’s line, ‘You may know Paris, you don’t know Paree.’ It’s a well-structured guide to Paree, a lost civilization like Carthage or Troy. For that reason the guide is also a reading experience. . . . Hansen is a useful and nostalgic companion.”—Boston Globe

About the Author

Arlen J. Hansen was a professor of English at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He was on expert on Expatriate Paris in the 1920s.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611456998
Author:
Hansen, Arlen J.
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Travel - France
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 6 in 15.28 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Expatriate Paris corroborates Cole Porter’s line, ‘You may know Paris, you don’t know Paree.’ It’s a well-structured guide to Paree, a lost civilization like Carthage or Troy. For that reason the guide is also a reading experience. . . . Hansen is a useful and nostalgic companion.”—Boston Globe
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