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The Manuel Of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Rizzoli Intl Pubns
Publication date October 18, 2005
Pages 190
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780847826582
ISBN-10 0847826589
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.25 by 10.25 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $40.00
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Summary
Complemented by two hundred evocative period photographs, an English translation of the classic account of Paris in the 1950s explores the Left Bank caf$s, galleries, underground jazz clubs, theaters, and salons that were home to the existentialist and post-surrealistic circles of the era, with portraits of Jean Cocteau, Jean Genet, Miles Davis, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among others.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Manual of St-Germain-des-Prés is a “guide” to the legendary creative and intellectual playground of mid-20th-century Paris. With boundless energy and a delicious sense of humor, Boris Vian takes readers on a star-studded romp through the underground culture of jazz clubs, Left Bank cafés, surrealist and existentialist literature, and the various eccentrics and artists that made up this legendary scene.
Paris in the ‘50s was an incredible place and time: With the end of the war, everything seemed possible. The list of luminaries Vian ran with, and who are captured here in previously unpublished photographs, includes Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Juliette Gréco, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Genet, Jacques Prévert, and Jean Cocteau.
“Vian has been canonized by a whole generation of revolutionary young people…this fantasy of perishing purity is an affirmation of youth and innocence, laced with the biting humor of Jacques Prévert and Ionesco.”
― Newsweek

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9780847826582 | details & prices | 190 pages | 8.25 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $40.00
About: Complemented by two hundred evocative period photographs, an English translation of the classic account of Paris in the 1950s explores the Left Bank cafés, galleries, underground jazz clubs, theaters, and salons that were home to the existentialist and post-surrealistic circles of the era, with portraits of Jean Cocteau, Jean Genet, Miles Davis, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among others.

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