|Stanje:||Polovan bez oštećenja|
|Plaćanje:||Tekući račun (pre slanja)
Godina izdanja: Ostalo
Sunday times Top Ten Bestseller
Godina : 2010
Stranica : 475
Stanje i opis : Fino ocuvana, ima posvetu, korice dosta dobre, unutrasnjost bez nekih mana, sasvim dobra za citanje, 25 fotografija Pariza iz raznih istorijskih perioda.
This is the Paris you never knew. From the Revolution to the present, Graham Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives, all stranger than fiction, of the lives of the great, the near-great, and the forgotten.
A young artillery lieutenant, strolling through the Palais-Royal, observes disapprovingly the courtesans plying their trade. A particular woman catches his eye; nature takes its course. Later that night Napoleon Bonaparte writes a meticulous account of his first sexual encounter. A well-dressed woman, fleeing the Louvre, takes a wrong turn and loses her way in the nameless streets of the Left Bank. For want of a map—there were no reliable ones at the time—Marie-Antoinette will go to the guillotine.
Baudelaire, the photographer Marville, Baron Haussmann, the real-life Mimi of La Boheme, Proust, Adolf Hitler touring the occupied capital in the company of his generals, Charles de Gaulle (who is suspected of having faked an assassination attempt in Notre Dame)—these and many more are Robb’s cast of characters, and the settings range from the quarries and catacombs beneath the streets to the grand monuments to the appalling suburbs ringing the city today. The result is a resonant, intimate history with the power of a great novel.
No one knows a city like the people who live there - so who better to relate the history of Paris than its inhabitants through the ages? Taking us from 1750 to the new millennium, Graham Robb`s Parisians is at once a book to read from cover to cover, to lose yourself in, to dip in and out of at leisure, and a book to return to again and again - rather like the city itself, in fact.
`Quirky, amused and très British` Julian Barnes
`A collection of true stories, culled from Robb`s insatiable historical reading and lit by his imagination . . . So richly pleasurable that you feel it might emit a warm glow if you left it in a dark room` John Carey, Book of the Week, Sunday Times
`This book is the sort of triumph that we have no right to expect to come from anyone in the steady way that Robb`s masterly books come from him` Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph
`As Parisian and as bracing as a freshly mixed Pernod and water` New York Times