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The Resource The most beautiful walk in the world : a pedestrian in Paris, John Baxter

The most beautiful walk in the world : a pedestrian in Paris, John Baxter

Label
The most beautiful walk in the world : a pedestrian in Paris
Title
The most beautiful walk in the world
Title remainder
a pedestrian in Paris
Statement of responsibility
John Baxter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this memoir author and long- time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours" through the city. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-nineteenth-century flaneurs ; the secluded "Little Luxembourg" gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter's own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Paris, by custom and design, is a pedestrian's city-each block a revelation, every neighborhood a new feast for the senses, a place rich with history and romance at every turn
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baxter, John
Dewey number
914.404/84
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC707
LC item number
.B39 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baxter, John
  • Walking
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
The most beautiful walk in the world : a pedestrian in Paris, John Baxter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To walk the walk -- "Walking backwards for Christmas" -- What a man's got to do -- Heat -- Two geese a-roasting -- The Hollywood moment -- Hemingway's shoes -- The importance of being Ernest -- The Boulevardier -- The murderer's garden -- Going walkabout -- The music of walking -- Power walks -- A proposition at Les Editeurs -- The freedom of the city -- The man who knew too much -- The opium trail -- Postcards from Paris -- The ground beneath our feet -- Looking for Matisse -- Fish story -- The great La Cupole roundup -- Liver lover -- Paris when it sizzled -- A walk in the Earth -- Heaven and Hell -- Blue hour blues -- The mast of Montparnasse -- The fuzz on the peach -- To market -- The boulevard of crime -- The gates of night -- A little place in the Nineteenth -- A walk in time -- Aussie in the Métro -- A touch of strange -- The most beautiful walk in the world
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780061998546
Lccn
2010046259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn670476238
  • (OCoLC)670476238
Label
The most beautiful walk in the world : a pedestrian in Paris, John Baxter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To walk the walk -- "Walking backwards for Christmas" -- What a man's got to do -- Heat -- Two geese a-roasting -- The Hollywood moment -- Hemingway's shoes -- The importance of being Ernest -- The Boulevardier -- The murderer's garden -- Going walkabout -- The music of walking -- Power walks -- A proposition at Les Editeurs -- The freedom of the city -- The man who knew too much -- The opium trail -- Postcards from Paris -- The ground beneath our feet -- Looking for Matisse -- Fish story -- The great La Cupole roundup -- Liver lover -- Paris when it sizzled -- A walk in the Earth -- Heaven and Hell -- Blue hour blues -- The mast of Montparnasse -- The fuzz on the peach -- To market -- The boulevard of crime -- The gates of night -- A little place in the Nineteenth -- A walk in time -- Aussie in the Métro -- A touch of strange -- The most beautiful walk in the world
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780061998546
Lccn
2010046259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn670476238
  • (OCoLC)670476238

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