Paris by Julian Green
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His wonderfully evocative descriptions of Parisian streets, parks and buildings are full of a melancholy nostalgia for a passed era.
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Julian Green was born to American parents in Paris in 1900, and spent most of his life in the French capital. Paris is an extraordinary, lyrical love letter to the city, taking the reader on an imaginative journey around its secret stairways, courtyards, alleys and hidden places. Whether evoking the cool of a deserted church on a hot summer's day, remembering Notre Dame in a winter storm in 1940, describing chestnut trees lit up at night like 'Japanese lanterns' or lamenting the passing of street cries and old buildings, his book is filled with unforgettable imagery. It is a meditation on getting lost and wasting time, and on what it truly means to know a city.
 

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Julien Green, novelist and diarist, is the celebrated author of more than forty books, including "The Closed Garden, The Transgressor, Moira, The Other Sleep, " and "Journals, 1938-1971." A pivotal figure in the Paris literary scene of the 1920s and 1930s, he became in 1971 the only American writer to be elected to the "Academie Francaise.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by Penguin Classic. 160 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel.
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Reviewed by Charlotte Newman on Aug 25 2012

...the attention to detail is astonishing, and reflects the memories of someone who has devoted years of their life to the art of getting lost in the city.

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Reviewed by PD Smith on Jul 24 2012

His wonderfully evocative descriptions of Parisian streets, parks and buildings are full of a melancholy nostalgia for a passed era.

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