Paris in Mind

ISBN-10: 1400031028

ISBN-13: 9781400031023

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jennifer Lee

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“Paris is a moveable feast,” Ernest Hemingway famously wrote, and in this captivating anthology, American writers share their pleasures, obsessions, and quibbles with the great city and its denizens. Mark Twain celebrates the unbridled energy of the Can-Can. Sylvia Beach recalls the excitement of opening Shakespeare & Company on the Rue Dupuytren. David Sedaris praises Parisians for keeping quiet at the movies. These are just a few of the writers assembled here, and each selection is as surprising and rewarding as the next. Including essays, book excerpts, letters, articles, and journal entries, this seductive collection captures the long and passionate relationship Americans have had with Paris. Accompanied by an illuminating introduction, Paris in Mind is sure to be a fascinating voyage for literary travelers. Jennifer Allen * Deborah Baldwin * James Baldwin * Dave Barry * Sylvia Beach * Saul Bellow * Bricktop * Art Buchwald * T. S. Eliot * M.F.K. Fisher * Janet Flanner * Benjamin Franklin * Ernest Hemingway *Langston Hughes * Thomas Jefferson * Stanley Karnow * Patric Kuh * A. J. Liebling * Anaïs Nin * Grant Rosenberg * David Sedaris * Irwin Shaw *Gertrude Stein * Mark Twain * Edith Wharton * E. B. White
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Love (How to Seduce and Be Seduced Like a Parisian)
“Liberation of Paris” On the very first thing he did when he heard the news about the liberation of Paris from the Nazis: read the Paris entry in the Encyclop�dia Britannica
The Britannica was never more moving
Edith Wharton: fromA Backward Glance Wharton remembers “the bells of Paris calling to each other,” and announcing the end of the First World War
“April in Paris” fromArt Buchwald’s Paris An interview with Vernon Duke, the composer of “April in Paris
” Dorothy Parker, George Gershwin, and plenty of April showers make their appearance in the story of how the classic love song was born
“Passable” fromBetween Meals: An Appetite for Paris Liebling poignantly recalls the working girl who befriended him and with whom he explored Paris while he was a distracted student of medieval history
“Passionate and Penniless in Paris” Two very young, very love-struck Americans camp out in their VW van on the Quai de la Tournelle along an enchanted Seine
“Paris in Winter” fromParis! Paris! Shaw disavows Paris by counting all that’s wrong with the city in the wintertime, and still he can’t help being seduced all over again once the sun comes out
“My Paris” fromIt All Adds Up A rumination on the Paris of his youth and the Paris of today—from art and anti-Semitism to how Paris lost its power as the center of European civilization and why he’s still in love with the city
Food (How to Eat Like a Parisian) Ernest Hemingway: “Hunger Was Good Discipline” fromA Moveable Feast In Paris, hunger—both physical and artistic—is keenly felt
“Boulevard Des Italiens” fromThe Last Days of Haute Cuisine The chef makes his way to the country of his American father by way of County Cork, Dublin, a Parisian brasserie on the Boulevard des Italiens, his American passport, and the declaration, “I am an American.” M. F. K. Fisher: from “The Measure of My Powers” fromThe Gastronomical Me Newlyweds in Paris escape the expatriate crowd in the city and head for Dijon
“Paris’s Haute Chocolaterie” Parisians not only have haute cuisine and haute couture, they have haute chocolaterie
“A Day in the Life of a Parisian Caf�” Where everybody knows your name, in French
The Art of Living (How to Live Like a Parisian) David Sedaris: “The City of Light in the Dark” fromMe Talk Pretty One Day Sedaris moves to Paris, but spends most of his time in the dark, watching classic
American movies, Sylvia Beach: fromShakespeare and Company Dreams of opening a French bookshop in New York are crushed, and voil�, an American bookshop in Paris is born
The Early Diary of Ana�s Nin
The gravity of French Civilization, the “Legend of Paris,” weighs on her own literary development, but in the end, she is sure that it can be good for her “if one survives them.”
“The Glass of Fash
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