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City-lit Paris Sample Pages

City-lit Paris Sample Pages

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Published by Malcolm Burgess
An exciting and unique popular city break travel series featuring the best-ever writing on favourite European and World cities. 2009 takes us to the hearts of Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Dublin. £8.99 paperback. www.oxygenbooks.co.uk
http://thecity-litcafe.typepad.com
An exciting and unique popular city break travel series featuring the best-ever writing on favourite European and World cities. 2009 takes us to the hearts of Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Dublin. £8.99 paperback. www.oxygenbooks.co.uk
http://thecity-litcafe.typepad.com

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city-lit 
PARIS
 
Oxygen Books
 
iv
Contents
A few words about Paris from Stephen Clarke............. 1
“I love Paris …”
 Janelle McCulloch,
LaVieParisienne......................
5Marie Darrieussecq, I love Paris......................... 6Michael Sadler,
AnEnglishmaninParis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
8T. E.Carhart,
ThePianoShopontheLeftBank. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10Adam Gopnik,
ParistotheMoon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11Edmund White,
LeFlâneur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12Sarah Turnbull,
AlmostFrench:anewlifeinParis. . . . . . . . . . . .
14Raymond Queneau,
Zazieinthemetro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16Guy de Maupassant, ‘The Nightmare’
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18
Le menu
Agnès Catherine Poirier,
Touché. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
20Adam Gopnik,
ParistotheMoon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
22 Jeremy Mercer,
Books,Baguettes,andBedbugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23Alex Kapranos,
SoundBites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24Gertrude Stein,
ParisFrance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26Edmond de Goncourt,
PagesfromtheGoncourtJournal. . . . . . . .
28 Janelle McCulloch,
LaVieParisienne......................
29Colette Rossant,
ReturntoParis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
31Stephen Downes ,
ParisonaPlate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32Stella Duffy, ‘Un bon repas doit commencer parla faim’ in
ParisNoir
 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
33Stephen Clarke,
AYearintheMerde. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
34W. Scott Haine,
TheWorldoftheParisCafé. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
36Georges Perec,
Life:AUser’sManual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
37Agnès Catherine Poirier,
Touché. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
38Michael Booth,
SacréCordonBleu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
40
Sex in the city
Colette,
ClaudineinParis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
43Hans Christian Andersen,
Diary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
44Stephen Clarke,
AYearintheMerde. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
45 Jim Hankinson and Paul Bahn,
TheBluffer’sGuidetoParis
........46Kate Muir,
LeftBank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
48Marcel Proust,
RemembranceofThingsPast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
49Peter Abelard,
HistoriaCalamitatum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
51 Julio Cortázar,
Hopscotch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
56
 
v
Contents
 Jennifer Cox,
AroundtheWorldin80Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58Colette,
TheVagabond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
62
High hopes … and hard times
 Julian Barnes,
Metroland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
65Walter Schwarz,
ThePerfectOccupation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
67Adam Thorpe,
Shifts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
70 Jean Rhys,
Quartet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
72George Orwell,
DownandOutinParisandLondon. . . . . . . . . .
75 John Williams, ‘New Shoes’
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
77 Jeremy Mercer,
Books,BaguettesandBedbugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
79Sparkle Hayter, ‘Deus ex Machina’,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
80 Julian Green,
Paris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
82Shusha Guppy,
AGirlinParis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
82Simone de Beauvoir,
MemoirsofaDutifulDaughter. . . . . . . . . .
86Honaré de Balzac,
LostIllusions
..........................86Michael Sadler,
AnEnglishmaninParis
....................89 Jan Morris,
Europe:anintimatejourney
....................92
Location, location …
 Joanne Harris,
TheLollipopShoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
93T. E. Carhart,
ThePianoShopontheLeftBank. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
95 Jeremy Mercer,
Books,BaguettesandBedbugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
96T. E. Carhart,
ThePianoShopontheLeftBank. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
99Louis Aragon,
ParisPeasant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
100 Jean Cocteau,
LesEnfantsTerribles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
101Claude Izner,
MurderontheEiffelTower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
104Cara Black,
MurderontheÎleSaint-Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
107 Julian Green,
Paris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
109Edmund White,
TheFlâneur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
109Hans Christian Andersen,
Diary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
110Louis Aragon,
ParisPeasant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
111Catherine Sanderson, ‘My love affair with Belleville’
. . . . . . . . .
114 Jean Rhys,
AfterLeavingMrMcKenzie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
117Abdelkader Djemaï,
GareduNord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
119Daniel Maximin, ‘To the Canal Saint-Martin’
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
120Claude Izner,
ThePère-LachaiseMystery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
123Edmund White,
TheFlâneur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
123Sarah Turnbull,
AlmostFrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
126
Parisians – famous and not so famous
Gustave Flaubert,
SentimentalEducation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
129Gustave Flaubert,
BouvardandPécuchet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
131Muriel Barbery,
TheEleganceoftheHedgehog. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
133

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