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Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps Eric Hazan

Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps

Eric Hazan

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ISBN : 9781306918534
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The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan.Hazan reveals a city whose squares echo with the riots, rebellions and revolutions of theMoreThe Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan.Hazan reveals a city whose squares echo with the riots, rebellions and revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Combining the raconteurs ear for a story with a historians command of the facts, he introduces an incomparable cast of characters: the literati, the philosophers and the artists--Balzac, Baudelaire, Blanqui, Flaubert, Hugo, Maney, and Proust, of course- but also Doisneau, Nerval and Rousseau.It is a Paris dyed a deep red in its convictions. It is haunted and vitalized by the history of the barricades, which Hazan retells in rich detail. The Invention of Paris opens a window on the forgotten byways of the capitals vibrant and bloody past, revealing the city in striking new colors.