Paris Noir

Author: Tyler Stovall
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781469909066
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A history of black Americans who settled in Paris, France, from 1900 to the present.

Paris Noir

Author: Jacques Yonnet
Editor: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1907650369
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In Paris Noir Yonnet tells is about some of the darker quarters of Paris on the left bank of the Seine, centred on the place Mauberge and the rue Mouffetard, as seen from his own experience. It is mainly written during the 1940s, under the Occupation and in the immediate post-war period; there is a certain amount dealing with the resistance, but the main thrust of the book is a Paris that existed between the wars - and is well known from the film noir -but has since disappeared. It concentrates on the people, rather than places, a mixture of ordinary workers, tradesmen, artists, con-men and criminals. It invests the area with a sense of mystery including occasional supernatural events; it is extremely well written, often using the language of the inhabitants of the area. Raymond Queneau considered it the greatest book ever written about Paris. For Dedalus it is the perfect counterfoil for J.K.Huysmans� Parisian Sketches which Dedalus published in 2004 which showed the darker side of Paris pre Haussman�s big boulevards. 'Among the books you must read before you die is Paris Noir by Jacques Yonnet.' Raphael Sorin �Concentrating on the seedy area around Rue Mouffetard, which becomes "La Mouffe" in a typically Parisian abbreviation, Yonnet reveals the dark side of the City of Light in the 1940s in this "secret history of a city".The street life of the Left Bank ticks on much as normal during the Occupation, though Léopoldie the tart stops turning tricks because "the green German uniform does not suit her complexion". Keep- on-Dancin', the killer with a fondness for history, rules the roost. Though describing himself as "sceptical, disillusioned, cynical", Yonnet casually dispatches a traitor in the Resistance. This is film noir in book form." Christopher Hirst in The Independent

Paris Noir

Author: Aurélien Masson
Editor: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1936070405
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class="MsoNormal">"The dank and sweaty crime scenes in Paris Noir…testify to the fact that the French invented “noir.” Among the jarring images in this story collection, Didier Daeninckx’s murky view of the after-hours scene in Porte Saint-Denis and Marc Villard’s gritty look at the sex trade in Les Halles are correctives to all those persistent romantic fantasies about the city.”—New York Times Paris Noir takes you on a ride through the old medieval center of town with its winding streets, its ghosts, and its secrets buried in history. This is more than an homage to the crime genre, to Melville and Godard, it’s also a lush introduction to the very best in French fiction. Brand-new stories from: Marc Villard, Didier Daeninckx, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Salim Bachi, Christophe Mercier, Jerome Leroy, DOA, Laurent Martin, Herve Prudon, Patrick Pecherot, Dominique Mainard, and Chantal Pelletier. Aurélien Masson is the director of la Série Noire at Gallimard, one of France’s leading publishing companies.

Paris Noir

Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN: 1852429666
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Paris Noir is a collection of new stories about the dark side of Paris, with contributions by leading French, British, and American authors who have all lived there. The stories range from quietly menacing to spectacularly violent, and include contributions from some of the most famous crime writers from both sides of the Atlantic. Contributors include: Cara Black, Jerome Charyn, Stella Duffy, Barry Gifford, Sparkle Hayter, John Harvey, Maxim Jakubowski, Jake Lamar, Dominique Manotti, Michael Moorcock, Jim Nisbet, Jean-Hughes Oppel, Scott Phillips, Romain Slocombe, Jason Starr, Dominique Sylvain, Marc Villard, and John Williams.

Paris Noir Variations

Author: Rodrigo Palacios
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974628094
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"I can see nothing but an unmitigated vast stretch of unimaginable solitude and devastation. One virtual ruin leads to another virtual ruin. One forlorn, dim moment of stillness leads to more destruction. Suddenly, I hear now a wailing, deafening noise, whose dizzying synchronicity unravels all around me, expanding beyond the utter waste and rubble. Nothing but the sweeping vastness, the totality of an incredible, overwhelming wreck lies at my feet before my eyes, completely obfuscating my senses. I try to comprehend, to fathom what is occurring, but I am unable to do so." Rodrigo Palacios

Catalogue Of Scientific Papers 1800 1900

Author: Royal Society (Great Britain)
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The Other Americans In Paris

Author: Nancy L. Green
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022613752X
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A “thorough and perceptive” portrait of the not-so-famous expatriates of the City of Light (The Wall Street Journal). History may remember the American artists, writers, and musicians of the Left Bank best, but the reality is that there were many more American businessmen, socialites, manufacturers’ representatives, and lawyers living on the other side of the River Seine. Be they newly minted American countesses married to foreigners with impressive titles or American soldiers who had settled in France after World War I with their French wives, they provide a new view of the notion of expatriates. Historian Nancy L. Green introduces us for the first time to a long-forgotten part of the American overseas population—predecessors to today’s expats—while exploring the politics of citizenship and the business relationships, love lives, and wealth (or in some cases, poverty) of Americans who staked their claim to the City of Light. The Other Americans in Paris shows that elite migration is a part of migration, and that debates over Americanization have deep roots in the twentieth century.

Annuaire Des Journaux

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Black Paris

Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette
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BLACK PARIS documents the struggles and successes of three generations of African writers as they strive to establish their artistic, literary, and cultural identities in France. Based on ethnographic, archival, and historical research, the work is supplemented by interviews with many of the writers it discusses. 21 photos. 7 linecuts.

French Flower Painters Of The 19th Century

Author: Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier
Editor: Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited
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The Time Out Book Of Paris Short Stories

Author: Nicholas Royle
Editor: Time Out Pub
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A collection of stories, all featuring Paris as the backdrop. The list of contributors include writers from Britain, America and France.

Josephine Baker

Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette
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This rich, once-in-a-lifetime volume gathers photographs, posters, drawings, prints, and sculpture to tell the story of Bakers life and contributions to 20th century culture.

Writing Paris

Author: Lisa A. Weiss
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Paris Match

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Le Chat Noir

Author: Armond Fields
Editor: University of Washington Press
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Black Issues In Higher Education

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Monory

Author: Pierre Tilman
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ISBN: 9782908926033
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Le Noir Est Une Couleur

Author: Fondation Maeght
Editor: Fondation Maeght
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Ambivalent Desire

Author: Brett A. Berliner
Editor: Univ of Massachusetts Press
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"Through an analysis of popular imagery, exotic fiction, travel writing, and other cultural texts, Berliner shows how the representation and reception of blacks in post-World War I France embodied competing, at times contradictory, perceptions. On the one hand, African and Caribbean blacks were depicted as a source of cultural renewal and a means for celebrating life and sexuality. On the other hand, interracial relationships were seen as a threat to French civilization, a notion reinforced by grotesque advertisements, ethnographic exhibitions, and other aesthetically repulsive images of "primitive" blacks."--BOOK JACKET.

Bricktop S Paris

Author: T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438455011
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Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression. During the Jazz Age, France became a place where an African American woman could realize personal freedom and creativity, in narrative or in performance, in clay or on canvas, in life and in love. These women were participants in the life of the American expatriate colony, which included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Cole Porter, and they commingled with bohemian avant-garde writers and artists like Picasso, Breton, Colette, and Matisse. Bricktop’s Paris introduces the reader to twenty-five of these women and the city they encountered. Following this nonfiction account, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting provides a fictionalized autobiography of Ada “Bricktop” Smith, which brings the players from the world of nonfiction into a Paris whose elegance masks a thriving underworld. “Bricktop’s Paris vibrantly recreates and reimagines the fascinating world of Jazz Age Paris by placing black women at the center of the story. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting gives us a valuable new perspective on Ada “Bricktop” Smith, giving her the prominence usually attributed to Josephine Baker. She also provides detailed portraits of other singers, musicians, writers, and artists who left America for the French capital. Written with enthusiasm and insight, Bricktop’s Paris underscores the importance of women to transatlantic black modernity.” — Tyler Stovall, author of Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light “Bricktop’s Paris is a remarkable feat. Sharpley-Whiting’s book is a woman’s story about dreaming and making dreams happen. It is a political story, a story about migration, and re-creation. It is a dazzling account of bold women reshaping their lives as New Women/Modern Women and black women in Europe. A woman’s place is not only viewed in the sphere of domesticity through Sharpley-Whiting’s writing, she also reimagines the complexity of life far away from home and on stage, in the studio, and in the nightclub. She captures their spirit and desires and walks us through this history arm and arm, singing, writing, dancing, and making art. I fell in love with these women as I empathized with their struggles, some of them I knew through other writings but through Sharpley-Whiting I felt as if I knew them intimately as they made their lives count some fifty years after Reconstruction. She restores their voices and their bodies and makes them present for the contemporary reader. Brilliant!” — Deborah Willis, author of Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present “Bricktop’s Paris is a marvelous book that further consolidates Sharpley-Whiting’s record of pioneering research, a meticulous archeological excavation of the artistic, cultural, political, and social contributions made by African American women in Paris during the interwar years. This was a period that increasingly linked racial advocacy with colonial emancipation and during which African American women achieved unprecedented levels of creative and personal freedom while shaping broader conversations on identity and race. Bricktop’s Paris promises to inspire a new generation of researchers and will become an incontrovertible point of reference in assessing the intellectual history of the era.” — Dominic Thomas, Madeleine L. Letessier Professor of French and Francophone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles