Paris Dreams, Paris Memories

Paris Dreams, Paris Memories

The City and Its Mystique

eBook - 2011
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How did Paris become the world favorite it is today? Charles Rearick argues that we can best understand Paris as several cities in one, each with its own history and its own imaginary shaped by dream and memory. Paris has long been at once a cosmopolitan City of Light and of modernity, a patchwork of time-resistant villages, a treasured heirloom, a hell for the disinherited, and a legendary pleasure dome. Each of these has played a part in making the enchanting, flawed city of our time. Focusing on the last century and a half, Paris Dreams, Paris Memories makes contemporary Paris understan.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9780804777513
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 278 pages) : illustrations, maps


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