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Literary Cafés of Paris

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Perfect for the book-loving vacationer or the hometown reader, this attractive Starrhill Press series provides walking tours to literary history. Learn about each city's culture, authors, bookstores, colleges, and literary meeting places. Take one along when you travel, or collect the entire series for an international armchair tour. ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 1989 by Starrhill Press (first published 1989)
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Amy Tupper
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book when I read it over 15 years ago.

I had the opportunity to take a summer course from Noel Riley Fitch and she is one of the most knowledgable people about this period of history in Paris and the artists who lived and created there.

The walks are great. They allowed me to get a sense of the city and how the locations tie together to form neighborhoods, even all these years later.

I highly recommend it to anyone interested in seeing where Hemingway drank, Stein kept h
Jan 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
A fun and eminently useful guide to the Montparnasse haunts that modernists frequented in the 20s. Of course, it'd be highly ethnocentric to only focus on American expatriates like Hemingway, etc., so the book is more international in scope. Designed to fit in your back pocket as you swing from the Dome down to the Closerie des Lilas. ...more
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel, writing
It's a little dated (the author sometimes refers to food & drink prices and they are all given in francs!) but this slender volume gives a nice summary of the literary/artistic history of cafes in various Paris neighborhoods. ...more
Mary Hart Perry
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
A little gem of a book. Fascinating details of Parisian life and the artists and writers who worked and played here.
Good little read. Makes me want to go to Paris and check out all of these cafes.
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Noël Riley Fitch is a biographer and historian of expatriate intellectuals in Paris in the first half of the 20th century. Every book Fitch has written has some connection with Paris and the artists who lived and worked there, including her biographies of Sylvia Beach, Anaïs Nin, and Julia Child.

In June 2011 Noël was awarded the prestigious Prix de la Tour Montparnasse literary award in France fo

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