Coupon
The Only Street in Paris : Life on the Rue Des Martyrs
by Elaine Sciolino


Overview -

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. I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs, Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood s rich history and vibrant lives.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $16.95
  • Members Save 10% Club Price
    $ 15.25

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
 
 
 

More About The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino
 
 
 
Overview

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. I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs, Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood s rich history and vibrant lives. 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.

"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780393353402
  • ISBN-10: 0393353400
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 320


Related Categories

Books > Travel > Essays & Travelogues
Books > Travel > Europe - France
Books > Social Science > Sociology - Urban

 
BAM Customer Reviews