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The Resource A year in Paris : season by season in the City of Light, John Baxter

A year in Paris : season by season in the City of Light, John Baxter

Label
A year in Paris : season by season in the City of Light
Title
A year in Paris
Title remainder
season by season in the City of Light
Statement of responsibility
John Baxter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the seasons, highlighting the unique tastes, sights, and changing personality of the city in spring, summer, fall, and winter. When the common people of France revolted in 1789, one of the first ways they chose to correct the excesses of the monarchy and the church was to rename the months of the year. Selected by poet and playwright Philippe-Francois-Nazaire Fabre, these new names reflected what took place at that season in the natural world; Fructidor was the month of fruit, Floréal that of flowers, while the winter wind (vent) dominated Ventôse. Though the names didn't stick, these seasonal rhythms of the year continue to define Parisians, as well as travelers to the city. Devoting a section of the book to each of Fabre's months, Baxter draws upon Paris's literary, cultural and artistic past to paint an affecting, unforgettable portrait of the city. Touching upon the various ghosts of Paris past, from Hemingway and Zelda Fitzgerald, to Claude Debussy to MFK Fisher to Francois Mitterrand, Baxter evokes the rhythms of the seasons in the City of Light, and the sense of wonder they can arouse for all who visit and live there
Cataloging source
HQD
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1939-
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Baxter, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Baxter, John
  • Seasons
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
A year in Paris : season by season in the City of Light, John Baxter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780062846884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1084533834
  • (OCoLC)on1084533834
  • 993112
Label
A year in Paris : season by season in the City of Light, John Baxter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780062846884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1084533834
  • (OCoLC)on1084533834
  • 993112

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