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  • Published: 31 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780857501219
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99
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We'll Always Have Paris

Sex And Love In The City Of Light



From the book-collecting author of A Pound of Paper, a personal anecdotal guide to Paris illuminating its recent erotic Bohemian past.

For more than a century, Americans and Britons have been arriving hopefully in Paris. Most were tourists, but a significant number had other motives, ranging from learning to paint or write, to finding a rich husband; from escaping racism and politics to gaining a sexual education. John Baxter arrived because he had fallen in love with a French woman. All of these people arrived because they were re-making their lives.

We'll Always Have Paris is a personal view of Paris as it appeared to the emotionally and intellectually hungry of the world. It is a guided tour of the people and places associated with the Parisian legend. It includes interviews with painters, film-makers, actresses, writers, poets. There are visits to the cafes of Montparnasse where Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Man Ray hung out. It explores the old brothels - temples of sensuality in 18th century Paris - and an erotic bookshop. Above all, it is John Baxter's personal history of Europe's most romantic capital city.

  • Published: 31 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780857501219
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

John Baxter

John Baxter is a novelist and broadcaster as well as being a hugely acclaimed film critic and film biographer. His subjects have included Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick and Robert De Niro. He lives in Paris and is currently writing a memoir of the city.

Praise for We'll Always Have Paris

'Towers above most recent memoirs of life abroad ... considerably more irresistible than many of the performers at Bernadin's Crazy Horse Show'

Sunday Times

'A charming insider's guide to literary and artistic Paris ... richly discursive, beautifully held together...if you can't hop on the Eurostar, this little volume and a glass of red make an excellent substitute'

John Harding, Daily Mail

'We'll Always Have Paris is nothing less than an explosive orgy of French cultural and erotic delights'

Jeffrey Greene, author of French Spirits

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