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

Author: John Baxter
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, [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
Named Person: John Baxter; John Baxter
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Baxter
OCLC Number: 1200481991
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 334 pages : illustrations)
Contents: The dangerous edge --
As through a glass, and darkly --
Woody's nights --
Under cover --
The dark side --
Promenades --
Five ladies feeling --
White nights --
Noises at night --
Night 1 : sound. Blues in the night ; Paris on sea ; Raspberry and rose petals ; Eating well is the best revenge ; Time and tide ; Spending a centime ; Help the poor struggler ; The sense of a sacrifice ; Behind closed doors ; Love and fresh water --
Night 2 : taste. Poor food? ; Strictly from hunger ; Proposing a toast --
Night 3 : touch. A walk on the wild side ; Love at night ; Skin-deep ; Crazy by night --
Night 4 : scent. Underworld Scent of a city ; The nose that knows ; Gardens of the night --
Night 5 : sight. The black-and-white man ; Frenzy and darkness ; Bound for glory ; Waiting ; Exquisite corpse ; Magnetic fields ; The hotel of great men ; The hour of crimes.
Other Titles: 5 nights in Paris
Responsibility: John Baxter.

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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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