Paris Metro Tales

Author: Helen Constantine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191624993

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

View: 8097


Following on from Helen Constantine's hugely successful Paris Tales, the twenty-two short stories included in More Metro Tales take the reader on an fascinating journey around Paris by metro. The journey begins at the Gare du Nord, stops at twenty underground stations along the way, and ends at Lamarck-Caulaincourt. Some of these stories actually take place in the metro itself, but most are to be found when you emerge above ground. They range from the 15th-century account of the miraculous Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, through tales by favourite writers such as Zola, Simenon, and Maupassant, to Martine Delerm's evocation of the last hours of Modigliani's mistress, Jeanne Hébuterne. Gérard de Nerval evokes the thriving, bustling market in Les Halles in the 1850s; Colette recounts her involvement in a traffic accident near the Opéra; Boulanger describes a blackly funny experience in Père Lachaise. Each story is illustrated with a black-and-white photograph and there is a map and suggested itinerary round the metro system. Readers will find familiar and unfamiliar writers here, but all are masterly writers of the short story and each evokes a different aspect of this endlessly intriguing and much-loved city, whether the traveller is on the metro or at home sitting in an armchair.

Paris Metro: A Novel

Author: Wendell Steavenson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609790

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7685


“A nuanced, engrossing novel about conviction and terrorism in a cosmopolitan, complicated world.”—National Book Review From the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 to the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, Paris Metro is a story of East meets West. Kit, a reporter, has spent several years after 9/11 living in the Middle East, working as a correspondent for an American newspaper. Along the way she falls in love and marries a charismatic Iraqi diplomat named Ahmed, before their separation leaves Kit raising their teenage son alone in Paris. But after the Charlie Hebdo attack occurs and, a few months later, terrorists storm the Bataclan, Kit’s core beliefs are shattered. The violence she had spent years covering abroad is now on her doorstep. As Kit struggles with her grief and confusion, she begins to mistrust those closest to her: her friends, her husband, even her own son.

Paris Underground

The Maps, Stations, and Design of the Métro

Author: Mark Ovenden

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780143116394

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 5987


More than one thousand maps, diagrams, and photographs offer a graphic history of the Paris subway system.

Michael Brein's Guide to Paris by the Metro

Top 50 Sights by the Metro

Author: Michael Brein, Ph.D.

Publisher: Michael Brein, Inc.

ISBN: 1886590427

Category: Travel

Page: 28

View: 7542


Michael Brein's travel guides make city public transport simple. Maps include how to get to the top 50 sights in the area by public transit, ultra- large transit maps, detailed mini-area maps of attractions, and instructions on how to get to places.

The Architecture of Paris

An Architectural Guide

Author: Andrew Ayers

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 9783930698967

Category: Architecture

Page: 415

View: 4975


Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.

Paris Metro

Author: Wendell Steavenson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393356793

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5075


The tense and timely story of an Anglo-American journalist in Paris compelled to confront her own fears as terrorism threatens to engulf her family.

Subterranean Cities

The World Beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945

Author: David Lawrence Pike

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801472565

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 963


Illustrated with photographs, movie stills, prints, engravings, paintings, cartoons, maps, and drawings of real and imagined urban spaces, this beautifully written book documents the emergence of a novel space in the subterranean obsessions and anxieties within 19th-century urban culture.

The Unofficial Guide to Paris

Author: David Applefield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470138289

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 615


Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.

My Paris

Je T'Aime

Author: Charlotte Phillips

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617776246

Category: Travel

Page: 222

View: 3391


Find your passion along with Charlotte Phillips as she narrates her exciting experiences in the city of Paris in her adventure-filled book,My Paris.Follow along as Charlotte explains the exquisite tastes, fashions, and cultures of the French. Go on a journey with her through thearrondissementsas she points out the historic monuments, memorials, and regal palaces and hotels. Discover the magic that Paris brings to citizens and visitors alike during the spring season. If you're thinking about taking a trip to France and want to be prepared, be sure to pack Charlotte Phillips'sMy Paris.'Join our 'gypsy' traveler, Char Phillips, as she explores and travels the sights of Paris, from the metro stations and their jaunty clubs, to art galleries with Pablo Picasso, to the catacombs. Follow as she explains the French customs, food, and drink in her investigative travel searches. An excellent read for visitors of France! William Solemene Author ofChallenges of an Ad Man