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Paris, Paris : Journey Into the City of Light
by David Downie and Diane Johnson


Overview - Beautifully written and refreshingly original makes us see Paris] in a different light. -- San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions.
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Overview
Beautifully written and refreshingly original makes us see Paris] in a different light. -- San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret near the Champs-Elysees to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Pere-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens and the aristocratic Ile Saint-Louis midstream in the Seine.
Downie wound up living in the chic Marais district, married to the Paris-born American photographer Alison Harris, an equally incurable walker and chronicler. Ten books and a quarter-century later, he still spends several hours every day rambling through Paris, and writing about the city he loves. An irreverent, witty romp featuring thirty-one short prose sketches of people, places and daily life, Paris, Paris Journey into the City of Light ranges from the glamorous to the least-known corners and characters of the world s favorite city.
Photographs by Alison Harris.
I loved his collection of essays and anyone who s visited Paris in the past, or plans to visit in the future, will be equally charmed as well. David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris
A] quirky, personal, independent view of the city, its history and its people Mavis Gallant
Gives fresh poetic insight into the city a voyage into the bends and recesses, the jagged edges, the secret interiors of Paris]. Departures"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307886088
  • ISBN-10: 0307886085
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publish Date: April 2011
  • Page Count: 303


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