The Only Street in Paris

The Only Street in Paris

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and Francois Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents - the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers - bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2015
Made available through hoopla, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781494598761
1494598760
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 01 min.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Sciolino, Elaine
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