9780393353402-0393353400-The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs

ISBN-13: 9780393353402
ISBN-10: 0393353400
Edition: Reprint
Author: Sciolino, Elaine
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780393353402
ISBN-10: 0393353400
Edition: Reprint
Author: Sciolino, Elaine
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sciolino, Elaine wrote The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs comprising 320 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0393353400 and 9780393353402. Since then The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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A New York Times Bestseller

"Sciolino’s sharply observed account serves as a testament to…Paris―the city of light, of literature, of life itself." ―The New Yorker

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 François 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.

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