Publisher: Allen & Unwin Agencies
Dimensions: 19.8 and 12.9 cm
Publish Date: 1/12/2015
Page Count: 224
Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris. White, Edmund
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."The Flaneur" leads us to bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, examines French attitudes about everything from food to fashion to sexuality, race and religion.