The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the
French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and
publisher Eric Hazan. Hazan reveals a city whose squares echo with the
riots, rebellions and revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries. Combining the raconteur's ear for a story with a historian's
command of the facts, he introduces an incomparable cast of characters:
the literati, the philosophers and the artists-Balzac, Baudelaire,
Blanqui, Flaubert, Hugo, Maney, and Proust, of course; but also
Doisneau, Nerval and Rousseau.
It is a Paris dyed a deep red in its convictions. It is haunted and vitalized by the history of the barricades, which Hazan retells in rich detail. The Invention of Paris opens a window on the forgotten byways of the capital's vibrant and bloody past, revealing the city in striking new colors.
Hazan takes the reader on a tour of Paris across time and space, blending psychogeography and history with great panache.
- 400 pages, 20 black and white illustrations and maps
The Invention of Paris : A History in Footsteps - Eric Hazan
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