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The Last Time I Saw Paris By Elliot Paul,

  • Title: The Last Time I Saw Paris
  • Author: Elliot Paul
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    1. Wade lived on the fifth floor of a tiny house on the rue de la Huchette, three rooms with a window looking out over all the tourist bars and kebab shops and close enough to the river that the bells from Notre Dame woke him from his hangover every morning He was in his seventies and had to pause every three steps to catch his breath when he was climbing the stairs He had a Chicago accent and a white beard and he wore a long mac with disposable cameras in the pockets, except when he was at home, w [...]

    2. A detailed between 2 wars memoir by American journalist novelistElliot Paul For Francophiles and social historians Paul describes the comings goings of the residents on one small street rue de laHuchette in the Latin Quarter Here you meet cafe owners, shopkeepers, storekeepers and the Madam who runs a brothel Paris in the 30s The book has no relation to a movie starring Elizabeth Taylor In the splattered sunlight are a flower maker, an accordian player and the beautiful film actress Hyacinthe wh [...]

    3. Elliot Paul s The Last Time I Saw Paris is the author s memoir of the time he spent in that city between the two world wars The first part introduces us to his neighbors on the rue de la Huchette and we get to experience the day to day life of this street of the Left Bank of Paris The second part consists of letters sent to him in Spain, covering the civil war, by those friends and neighbors The last parts show us how the rising fascist tide and growing Nazi menace affect the relationships betwe [...]

    4. Elliot Paul was in the thick of the Interwar arts scene, so I am puzzled as to why his books are largely forgotten His earlier classic, Life and Death in a Spanish Town in which he explains the Spanish Civil War through the microcosm of his adopted home, a fishing village in Ibiza is what made me want to read this and you either have to download it as an ebook or get an old library copy from the 1940s.Like in Paul s earlier work, the road to Fascism is shown through the inhabitants of the tiny R [...]

    5. As described on the back cover, this is a biography of a street that brings to life a cast of characters It is a wonderful cast of characters and they are brought to life with the most beautiful writing in the most charming not banal way The description also says this is one of the great portraits of an unforgettable city This is very true What it doesn t say is this is the best book I ve read in a long time and will take pride of place on the shelf of my all time favorites It spans the years be [...]

    6. Rarely do I wish to be another person But in this instance I wish to be to have been Elliot Paul, during his time in post World War I Paris The friendships he enjoyed, the city which spoke to him in myriad ways, and all the personal and impersonal history taking place in all the moments in between, he writes about beautifully, creating a euphonious gestalt from out of the chaotic intertwining of numerous lives over numerous years It is most telling, however, when you are able to read between the [...]

    7. This is an extraordinary book by a Boston area journalist who lived in Paris on rue de la Huchette, a narrow one time market street in the 6th arrondissement It might be seen stylistically akin to Theodore White s work in American politics It has the pulse of daily life, an amazing cast of real characters, and significant issues arising in French, European, and world life, the 2nd world war and colaborationists in particular A neglected book that will give the reader personalized understanding i [...]

    8. I bought this book because a friend of mine owns an apartment on Rue De La Huchette, where this story takes place I enjoyed the descriptions of Parisian lifestyle and culture in the 1920s and 1930s It was interesting to see what has changed and what hasn t Unfortunately, the story itself was really slow and I lost interest before long I chalk this up to being a good history lesson, but can t recommend it.

    9. worst book I have read ever got halfway through and gave up not to be confused with the book of the same name by Lynn Sheene that I gave 5 stars I am dumbfounded by what book people are reading who have rated it so highly

    10. A perfect companion for anyone visiting the Latin Quarter It was a lovingly detailed description of a vanished word Very enjoyable.

    11. Wonderful book I have never read a book with the French view of WWII I want to read about it Definitely want to read books by Elliot Paul

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