Paris Was The Place

Author: Susan Conley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385349653
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This is a profoundly moving portrait of some of the most complicated and glorious aspects of the human existence: love and sex and parenthood and the extraordinary bonds of brothers and sisters.


Author: Gregor Dallas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448103290
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On the place du Caire, the old Cour de Miracles, you can still see a building that
lends an idea of what Napoleon wanted for Paris: pillars, balconies and moorish
window frames decorate the façade while, from a second floor, three stone
pharaohs give their glazy blessing to the busy tradesmen with their
wheelbarrows below. Upon the Revolution's most famous plain of destruction, the
place de la Bastille, was supposed to stand a fountain in the form of an elephant.
Apart from the ...

Poetry Of The Revolution

Author: Martin Puchner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691122601
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Russian Futurism and the Soviet State The Future in the Periphery In launching
futurism, Marinetti had made three crucial decisions: that the language in which
to found an avant-garde movement was French; that the best place to do so was
Paris; and that the best venue was Le Figaro, the preferred journal for the artist
declarations of the Belle Epoque. In 1909, Paris was still the unrivaled center of
the artistic avant-garde, attracting everyone from Pablo Picasso to James Joyce
and ...

Chambers S Encyclop Dia

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PARLIAMENT 773. 763 that famous prison and fortress ; the Place Koyale, with
its two fountains and a statue of Louis XIII. ; the Place de l'Hotel de Ville, formerly
Place de la Greve, for many ages the scene of public executions. Triumphal
arches are a feature in the architecture of Paris. The Porte St Martin and Porte St
Denis were erected by Louis XIV. to commemorate his victories in the Low
Countries, and are ...

Cosmopolitanism In The Americas

Author: Camilla Fojas
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533821
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What Baudelaire discovered or recovered, is the idea that there is a world of
otherness and difference in the city, one that is ex- static and de-localizing. Paris
became, in this way, understood as a global or world city, a crossroads of
international travelers, ideas, and commerce. The idea of the global city replaced
the world tour, which had become a tedious and laborious gathering of cultural
capital and place. The new way of knowing place and self was by experiencing a
displacement ...

F Scott Fitzgerald In Context

Author: Bryant Mangum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107009197
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In 1940, Gertrude Stein declared that “Paris was where the twentieth century was
” and concluded that “Paris was the place to be.”I Valerie Bougault estimates that
during the 1920s between 25,000 and 50,000 Americans lived in France,Z and to
Fitzgerald, it seemed that “[eJvery morning a new boat-load of Americans poured
into the boulevards and every afternoon our room at the hotel was filled with
familiar faces until, except that there was no faint taste of wood-alcohol in the ...

The Expatriates

Author: Paul Brody
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1629173576
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On one sideoftheAtlantic, the government in Washington was oncemoreisolating
the nation from foreign affairs and attempting toregulate individual behavior.On
theother side, Parisians, despitethe ravages ofwar, still lived a permissive,
individualistic lifestyle thatharkened back to the previouscentury. The climate
inAmerica was simply unsuitable for artistic inspiration and expression. Those
who had already been there knew Paris was the place to be. Two other factors
encouraged the ...

In The Trenches

Author: John Adams
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462067855
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This was 1956. With a few months' patience, I could have been sent to cover the
revolution in Hungary or the Suez Canal war, both of which broke out in October
of that year. But patience, it seems, was not one ofmy strong suits. No. 1 Place
Vendome was one of the more fashionable addresses in Paris, a period
townhouse whose elaborate chandeliers, floorto-ceiling windows, and gilded
mirrors suggested it was still the residence of one of France's great families, but
in fact it was the ...

Simply Bonaventure

Author: Ilia Delio
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 1565481615
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He would eventually be known as Bonaventure of Bagnoregio. Paris was the
place to be in the thirteenth century if one was intent on studying theology. Filled
with the currents of a new cosmic consciousness spilling over from the writings of
the Pseudo-Dionysius, Augustine, and new translations of Plato and Aristotle,
Paris was the hub of intellectual life. And with the rise of scholasticism, thanks to
the genius of Peter Abelard and the Sentences of Peter Lombard, theology was
quickly ...

Alcohol And Temperance In Modern History

Author: Jack S. Blocker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078337
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The cabaret was the place for social life.It was also a place for discussing politics
and for transgressing all rules.The most important role of the cabaret would be
missed if it were considered as a place for entertainment only. In fact, the social
life in the cabaret involved not only the drinking at the bar,but also the mingling—
the es- tablishing of relationships among the Paris intelligentsia,young men from
the country, impecunious artists, and politicians, who all discussed the world and
set ...