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Five nights in Paris : after dark in the City of Light

Author: John Baxter
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An unforgettable nocturnal tour through five iconic Parisian neighborhoods by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World"--
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Tours
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baxter, John, 1939-
Five nights in Paris.
(DLC) 2015000100
(OCoLC)883146063
Named Person: John Baxter; John Baxter
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Baxter
ISBN: 9780062296269 0062296264
OCLC Number: 906028880
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Prologue --
Under Cover --
The Dark Side --
As Through a Glass, and Darkly --
Spending a Centime --
Woody's Nights --
Promenades --
Five Ladies Feeling --
Cafe Society --
White Nights --
Noises at Night --
Hot and Black --
Paris on Sea --
Time and Tide --
Help the Poor Struggler --
The Sense of a Sacrifice --
Behind Closed Doors --
Love and Fresh Water --
Poor Food? --
Strictly from Hunger --
It's Toasted! --
A Walk on the Wild Side --
Love at Night --
Skin Deep --
Underworld --
The Perfume of Paris --
The Nose that Knows --
Gardens of the Night --
Closing the Books --
Lost in the Woods --
The House at the End of the West --
The Black and White Man --
Frenzy and Darkness --
Bound for Glory --
Cafe Society --
Exquisite Corpse --
Magnetic Fields --
The Hotel of Great Men --
The Hour of Crimes.
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"An unforgettable nocturnal tour through five iconic Parisian neighborhoods by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World"--

"The preeminent expat writer on Paris and author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World takes you on an unforgettable nocturnal stroll through five iconic Parisian neighborhoods and his own memories. John Baxter enchanted readers with his literary tour of Paris in The Most Beautiful Walk in the World. Now, this expat who has lived in the City of Light for more than twenty years introduces you to the city's streets after dark, revealing hidden treasures and unexpected delights. As he takes you through five of the city's greatest neighborhoods--Montmartre, Montparnasse, the Marais, and more--Baxter shares pithy anecdotes about his life in France, as well as fascinating knowledge he has gleaned from leading literary tours of the city by dark. With Baxter as your guide, you will discover the City of Light as never before, walking in the ghostly footsteps of Marcel Proust, the quintessential night owl for whom memory was more vivid than reality; Hungarian photographer Gyula Halász, known as Brassai, who prowled the midnight streets, camera in hand, with his friend Henry Miller; Louis Aragon and Philippe Soupault, who shared the Surrealists' taste for the city's shadowed, secret world; and Josephine Baker and other African-American performers who dazzled adventurous Parisians at late-night jazz clubs. A feast for the mind and the senses, Five Nights in Paris takes you through the haunts of Paris's most storied artists and writers to the scenes of its most infamous crimes in a lively off-the-beaten-path tour not found in any guidebook"--

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"Charming. ... An entertaining meditation with plenty of digressions and detours into nocturnal Paris that should appeal to France lovers everywhere. ... A sharp-eyed, unsentimental look at the City Read more...

 
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