The Resource Paris was ours : thirty-two writers reflect on the city of light, edited by Penelope Rowlands, (electronic resource)

Paris was ours : thirty-two writers reflect on the city of light, edited by Penelope Rowlands, (electronic resource)

Label
Paris was ours : thirty-two writers reflect on the city of light
Title
Paris was ours
Title remainder
thirty-two writers reflect on the city of light
Statement of responsibility
edited by Penelope Rowlands
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paris is ?the world capital of memory and desire,? concludes one of the writers in this intimate and insightful collection of memoirs of the city. Living in Paris changed these writers forever. In thirty-two personal essays?more than half of which are here published for the first time?the writers describe how they were seduced by Paris and then began to see things differently. They came to write, to cook, to find love, to study, to raise children, to escape, or to live the way it?s done in French movies; they came from the United States, Canada, and England; from Iran, Iraq, and Cuba; and?a few?from other parts of France. And they stayed, not as tourists, but for a long time; some are still living there. They were outsiders who became insiders, who here share their observations and revelations. Some are well-known writers: Diane Johnson, David Sedaris, Judith Thurman, Joe Queenan, and Edmund White. Others may be lesser known but are no less passionate on the subject. Together, their reflections add up to an unusually perceptive and multifaceted portrait of a city that is entrancing, at times exasperating, but always fascinating. They remind us that Paris belongs to everyone it has touched, and to each in a different way
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
944/.36100922
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC707
LC item number
.P256 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Rowlands, Penelope
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  • Visitors, Foreign
  • City and town life
  • HISTORY / Europe / France
  • TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
Paris was ours : thirty-two writers reflect on the city of light, edited by Penelope Rowlands, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D58E7110-69CB-451B-B96D-134158E85B1C
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : L'Arrivée -- L'Argent is no object / Véronique Vienne -- Learning French ways / Diane Johnson -- Becoming a Parisian / Walter Wells -- Love without reason / Caroline Weber -- Keep your distance / Samuel Shimon -- Friends of my youth / Joe Queenan -- Fledgling days / Valerie Steiker -- The tapeworm is in / David Sedaris -- My bookstore high / Jeremy Mercer -- Chantal's gift / Mark Gaito -- My day with Mr. D. / Alice Kaplan -- Parenting, French-style / Janine de Giovanni -- Deal with it / Patric Kuh -- Two Paris poems / C.K. Williams -- Understanding chic / Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni -- It's my home, that's all / Julie Lacoste -- Just another American / Janet McDonald -- Toward a politics of quality of life / Judith Warner -- Out of the revolution / Roxane Farmanfarmaian -- My literary Paris / Lily Tuck -- The tribulations of a Cuban girl in Paris / Zoé Valdés -- Montparnasse and beyond / Richard Armstrong -- Guillaume á Paris / Judith Thurman -- Ma vie bohéme -- Karen Schur -- A mild hell / Edmund White -- The sky is metallic / Alicia Drake -- In Franklin's footsteps / Stacy Schiff -- Litost / Brigid Dorsey -- La bourdonneuse / Noelle Oxenhandler -- Paris is gone, all gone / Marcelle Clements -- Enfin / David Lebovitz -- Le départ / Penelope Rowlands
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 276 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616200367
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724116215
Label
Paris was ours : thirty-two writers reflect on the city of light, edited by Penelope Rowlands, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D58E7110-69CB-451B-B96D-134158E85B1C
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : L'Arrivée -- L'Argent is no object / Véronique Vienne -- Learning French ways / Diane Johnson -- Becoming a Parisian / Walter Wells -- Love without reason / Caroline Weber -- Keep your distance / Samuel Shimon -- Friends of my youth / Joe Queenan -- Fledgling days / Valerie Steiker -- The tapeworm is in / David Sedaris -- My bookstore high / Jeremy Mercer -- Chantal's gift / Mark Gaito -- My day with Mr. D. / Alice Kaplan -- Parenting, French-style / Janine de Giovanni -- Deal with it / Patric Kuh -- Two Paris poems / C.K. Williams -- Understanding chic / Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni -- It's my home, that's all / Julie Lacoste -- Just another American / Janet McDonald -- Toward a politics of quality of life / Judith Warner -- Out of the revolution / Roxane Farmanfarmaian -- My literary Paris / Lily Tuck -- The tribulations of a Cuban girl in Paris / Zoé Valdés -- Montparnasse and beyond / Richard Armstrong -- Guillaume á Paris / Judith Thurman -- Ma vie bohéme -- Karen Schur -- A mild hell / Edmund White -- The sky is metallic / Alicia Drake -- In Franklin's footsteps / Stacy Schiff -- Litost / Brigid Dorsey -- La bourdonneuse / Noelle Oxenhandler -- Paris is gone, all gone / Marcelle Clements -- Enfin / David Lebovitz -- Le départ / Penelope Rowlands
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 276 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616200367
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724116215

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