The Flâneur

The Flâneur

A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
Edition: This edition published 2015.
ISBN: 9781632863775
Branch Call Number: 944.36 WHITE 2015
Characteristics: 211 pages : maps ; 21 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 18, 2014

White spent many years in Paris during the eighties and nineties and has stamped for us his personal perceptions of the streets of Paris. As a flaneur, an idle stroller, he lingers in quiet corners, walks through hidden histories and fleshes out the mythical personalities of this most magical of cities. White’s prose is eloquent and the bibliography he includes whets one’s appetite for even more Parisian confidences.


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LProfeta Apr 14, 2013

Paris at night when excited minds wander and thrill as with all great writers in tow.


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