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Author Sante, Luc, author
Title The other Paris / Luc Sante
Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  DC715 S3125 2015    AVAILABLE    30560400462518
Edition First edition
Descript 306 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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Note "A vivid investigation into the seamy underside of nineteenth and twentieth century Paris"-- Provided by publisher
"A trip through Paris as it will never be again--dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian Paris, the City of Light. The city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of soft cheese and fresh baguettes. Or so tourist brochures would have you believe. In The Other Paris, Luc Sante reveals the city's hidden past, its seamy underside--one populated by working and criminal classes that, though virtually extinct today, have shaped Paris over the past two centuries. Drawing on testimony from a great range of witnesses--from Balzac and Hugo to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps--Sante, whose thorough research is matched only by the vividness of his narration, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred images, The Other Paris scuttles through the knotted streets of pre-Haussmann Paris; through the improvised accommodations of the original bohemians; through the massive garbage dump at Montfaucon, active until 1849, in which, 'at any given time the carcasses of 12,000 horses were left to rot.' A wildly lively survey of labor conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, of the reporters, realiste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The Other Paris is a book meant to upend the story of the French capital, to reclaim the city from the bon vivants and the speculators, and to hold a light to the works and days of the forgotten poor"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) and index
Capital -- Ghosts -- Pantruche -- Zone -- La Canaille -- Archipelago -- Le Business -- Saint Monday -- Show People -- Mort aux Vaches -- The Insurgents -- The Game
Subject Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
City and town life -- France -- Paris -- History
Poor -- France -- Paris -- History
Working class -- France -- Paris -- History
Criminals -- France -- Paris -- History
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- France -- Paris -- History
Paris (France) -- Social conditions
Paris (France) -- Description and travel
HISTORY / Europe / France. bisacsh
1800 - 1999 fast
City and town life. fast (OCoLC)fst00862081
Criminals. fast (OCoLC)fst00883516
Eccentrics and eccentricities. fast (OCoLC)fst00901271
Manners and customs. fast (OCoLC)fst01007815
Poor. fast (OCoLC)fst01071040
Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01919811
Travel. fast (OCoLC)fst01155558
Working class. fast (OCoLC)fst01180418
France -- Paris. fast (OCoLC)fst01205283
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