The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs

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New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2016].
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xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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944.361 Sci


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Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-294).
"Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for 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, Émile 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 hundred-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"--Provided by publisher.

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Sciolino, E. (2016). The only street in Paris: life on the Rue des Martyrs (First edition.). W.W. Norton & Company, Inc..

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Sciolino, Elaine. 2016. The Only Street in Paris: Life On the Rue Des Martyrs. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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Sciolino, Elaine. The Only Street in Paris: Life On the Rue Des Martyrs New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2016.

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Sciolino, Elaine. The Only Street in Paris: Life On the Rue Des Martyrs First edition., W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2016.

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