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The other Paris, Luc Sante

Label
The other Paris
Title
The other Paris
Statement of responsibility
Luc Sante
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A vivid investigation into the seamy underside of nineteenth and twentieth century Paris"--
  • "A trip through Paris as it will never be again--dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian Paris, the City of Light. The city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of soft cheese and fresh baguettes. Or so tourist brochures would have you believe. In The Other Paris, Luc Sante reveals the city's hidden past, its seamy underside--one populated by working and criminal classes that, though virtually extinct today, have shaped Paris over the past two centuries. Drawing on testimony from a great range of witnesses--from Balzac and Hugo to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps--Sante, whose thorough research is matched only by the vividness of his narration, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred images, The Other Paris scuttles through the knotted streets of pre-Haussmann Paris; through the improvised accommodations of the original bohemians; through the massive garbage dump at Montfaucon, active until 1849, in which, 'at any given time the carcasses of 12,000 horses were left to rot.' A wildly lively survey of labor conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, of the reporters, realiste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The Other Paris is a book meant to upend the story of the French capital, to reclaim the city from the bon vivants and the speculators, and to hold a light to the works and days of the forgotten poor"--
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Sante, Luc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • City and town life
  • Poor
  • Working class
  • Criminals
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
The other Paris, Luc Sante
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Capital -- Ghosts -- Pantruche -- Zone -- La Canaille -- Archipelago -- Le Business -- Saint Monday -- Show People -- Mort aux Vaches -- The Insurgents -- The Game
Control code
2015004988
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780374299323
Lccn
2015004988
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Label
The other Paris, Luc Sante
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Capital -- Ghosts -- Pantruche -- Zone -- La Canaille -- Archipelago -- Le Business -- Saint Monday -- Show People -- Mort aux Vaches -- The Insurgents -- The Game
Control code
2015004988
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780374299323
Lccn
2015004988
Other physical details
ill., maps.

Library Locations

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