We'll Always Have Paris by John Baxter
Sex and Love in the City of Light

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For more than a century, pilgrims from all over the world seeking romance and passion have made their way to the City of Light. The seductive lure of Paris has long been irresistible to lovers, artists, epicureans, and connoisseurs of the good life. Globe-trotting film critic and writer John Baxter heard her siren song and was bewitched. Now he offers readers a witty, audacious, scandalous behind-the-scenes excursion into the colorful all-night show that is Paris -- interweaving his own experience of falling in love, with a delightfully salacious tour of the sultry Parisian corners most guidebooks ignore: from the literary cafés of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and de Beauvoir to the brothels where Dietrich and Duke Ellington held court, where Salvador Dali sated his fantasies, and Edward VII kept a sumptuous champagne bath for his favorite girls.

 

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John Baxter is an acclaimed film critic and biographer. His subjects have included Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, and Robert De Niro. The co-director of the Paris Writers' Workshop, he is the translator of Harper Perennial's Naughty French Novels series, and is the author of Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas, We'll Always Have Paris, and A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict. He lives in Paris.
 
Published September 10, 2008 by HarperCollins e-books. 352 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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But sex occupies more of the text than cuisine, beginning with “The Market in Meat,” which notes that brothels and the gratification of curious fetishes became an important attraction of Paris during the modern era, then lists some of the more infamous clubs that catered to “special tastes.” Fren...

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While I was not flustered by the detailed, sometimes graphic stories of the ways in which the Parisians entertain themselves, those with more gentle sensibilities might be shocked at what they find within the pages.

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