The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris

Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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A flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians. In the hands of the learned White, a walk through Paris is both a tour of its lush, sometimes prurient history, and an evocation of the city's spirit.

The Flaneur leads us to bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, giving us a glimpse the inner human drama. Along the way we learn everything from the latest debates among French lawmakers to the juicy details of Colette's life.


Originally published as part of Bloomsbury's Writer and the City series, this book has sold consistently over the years, and will find a whole new audience in paperback.

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About the author

Edmund White's novels include Fanny: A Fiction, A Boy's Own Story, The Farewell Symphony, A Married Man, and Hotel De Dream. He is also the author of a biography of Jean Genet, a study of Marcel Proust, and a memoir, My Lives. Having lived in Paris for many years, he is now a New Yorker and teaches at Princeton University.
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Published on
Nov 24, 2015
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781632866288
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Travel / Europe / France
Travel / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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