The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.50
List price: $16.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Travel Writing- France

France in Mind

by

France in Mind Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In her third literary Baedeker, Alice Leccese Powers-editor of Italy in Mind and Ireland in Mind-explores France through the senses and sensibilities of thirty-three British and American authors.

The food and the people, the culture and viniculture, the architecture and the expatriates, the pleasures (and frustrations) of France are described by intrepid travelers who also happen to be brilliant essayists, poets, and novelists. From Gertrude Steins Paris to Ezra Pounds Pyrenees; from Tobias Smollett, who grumbled, to Peter Mayle, who settled in; and from Edith Wharton on falling in love to David Sedaris on falling over French grammar-here is France in all its splendor in the words of some of the best and most entertaining writers in the English language.

Henry Adams • James Baldwin • Elizabeth Bishop • Mary Blume • James Fenimore Cooper • Charles Dickens • Lawrence Durrell • Lawrence Ferlinghetti • M. F. K. Fisher • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Janet Flanner • Adam Gopnik • Joanne Harris • Ernest Hemingway • Washington Irving • Henry James • Thomas Jefferson • Stanley Karnow • Peter Mayle • Mary McCarthy • Jan Morris • Ezra Pound • David Sedaris • Tobias Smollett • Gertrude Stein • Robert Louis Stevenson • Paul Theroux • Gillian Tindall • Calvin Trillin • Mark Twain • Edith Wharton • Richard Wilbur • William Carlos Williams

Synopsis:

Here is France in all its splendor in the words of some of the best and most entertaining writers in the English language. Here are the food and the people, the culture and viniculture, the architecture and the expatriates, the pleasures (and frustrations) of France described by intrepid travelers who also happen to be brilliant essayists, poets, and novelists.

Synopsis:

From Gertrude Stein's Paris to Ezra Pound's Pyrenees; from Tobias Smollett, who grumbled, to Peter Mayle, who settled in; and from Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad to David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day — here is France in all its splendor in the words of some of the best and most entertaining writers in the English language. Here are the food and the people, the culture and viniculture, the architecture and the expatriates, the pleasures (and frustrations) of France described by intrepid travelers who also happen to be brilliant essayists, poets, and novelists.

About the Author

Alice Leccese Powers is the editor of the anthologies Italy in Mind and Ireland in Mind, and co-editor of The Brooklyn Reader: Thirty Writers Celebrate Americas Favorite Borough. A freelance writer and editor, she has been published in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday, and many other newspapers and magazines. Ms. Powers also teaches writing at the Corcoran School of Art and Georgetown University. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and three daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375714351
Editor:
Powers, Alice Leccese
Introduction:
Powers, Alice Leccese
Introduction by:
Powers, Alice Leccese
Introduction:
Powers, Alice Leccese
Editor:
Powers, Alice Leccese
Author:
Alice Powers
Author:
Powers, Alice Leccese
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
France
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures Original
Series Volume:
107-71
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.7 in 0.625 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Tuscany in Mind: An Anthology... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  2. Paris in Mind Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Marcel Proust: A Life Used Hardcover $10.50
  4. French Lessons: A Memoir Used Trade Paper $4.95
  5. Wuthering Heights (Modern Library...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  6. Barranca: An Eddie Caminetti Novel Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

» Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
» Travel » Europe » France
» Travel » Travel Writing » Europe
» Travel » Travel Writing » France
» Travel » Travel Writing » General

France in Mind Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.50 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375714351 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Here is France in all its splendor in the words of some of the best and most entertaining writers in the English language. Here are the food and the people, the culture and viniculture, the architecture and the expatriates, the pleasures (and frustrations) of France described by intrepid travelers who also happen to be brilliant essayists, poets, and novelists.
"Synopsis" by , From Gertrude Stein's Paris to Ezra Pound's Pyrenees; from Tobias Smollett, who grumbled, to Peter Mayle, who settled in; and from Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad to David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day — here is France in all its splendor in the words of some of the best and most entertaining writers in the English language. Here are the food and the people, the culture and viniculture, the architecture and the expatriates, the pleasures (and frustrations) of France described by intrepid travelers who also happen to be brilliant essayists, poets, and novelists.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.