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Paris Café: The Select Crowd

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Acclaimed author Noël Riley Fitch, abetted by noted artist Rick Tulka, serves the dish on Select, the famous Montparnasse café that for nearly nine decades has been so vital to Paris and its intellectual denizens: from Hemingway, Beauvoir, Picasso, James Baldwin, and George Plimpton to the writers and artists who continue to work quietly there in the back room or heatedly ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Soft Skull Press (first published November 28th 2007)
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Annie
Sep 07, 2008 rated it liked it
The illustrations by Rick Tulka are what make this book. They are expressive and amazing. The author had four typos that I could count, and was often redundant--however, Fitch set an interesting tone for the book that's difficult to describe. Perhaps it reflects its topic, the cafe; laid back, random, not altogether cohesive or fluid, but fun and inspiring.
Danie P.
Feb 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this short informative book about the Select Cafe on Montparsse in Paris. Nothing phenomenal just a cozy book describing the daily comings and goings of this famous cafe.
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This a fun and vibrant sketch of a PLACE where people GATHER.
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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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