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The Resource The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs, Elaine Sciolino

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

Label
The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs
Title
The only street in Paris
Title remainder
life on the Rue des Martyrs
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Sciolino
Title variation
Life on the Rue des Martyrs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs, Elaine Sciolino
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The perfect street -- Searching for home -- Is fish necessary? -- Hidden in plain sight -- Wedding the crowd -- Now, this is butter! -- To catch a mouse -- The meaning of martyrdom -- Some of my favorite ghosts -- The knife sharpener -- Guess who's coming to passover? -- To be a Jew in Paris -- Cheaper than a psychiatrist -- In celebration of books -- The artisan with the golden touch -- Minister of the night -- The dive -- The Flying House of the Virgin Mary -- A street fit for a pope -- Le kale americain est arrive! -- The resurrection of fish -- Le potluck
Control code
sky2ocm78767258
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780393242379
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs, Elaine Sciolino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The perfect street -- Searching for home -- Is fish necessary? -- Hidden in plain sight -- Wedding the crowd -- Now, this is butter! -- To catch a mouse -- The meaning of martyrdom -- Some of my favorite ghosts -- The knife sharpener -- Guess who's coming to passover? -- To be a Jew in Paris -- Cheaper than a psychiatrist -- In celebration of books -- The artisan with the golden touch -- Minister of the night -- The dive -- The Flying House of the Virgin Mary -- A street fit for a pope -- Le kale americain est arrive! -- The resurrection of fish -- Le potluck
Control code
sky2ocm78767258
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780393242379
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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