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  • Author:
    Diane Johnson
  • ISBN:
    0792262085
  • ISBN13:
    978-0792262084
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    National Geographic (November 21, 2006)
  • Pages:
    200 pages
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Modern S. Germain is lively and prosperous, and fifty years ago its heady mix of jazz and existentialism defined urbane cool, but Johnson takes a longer view.

Modern S. misty figures in plumed hats whose fortunes and passions were enacted among these beautiful, imposing buildings

Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Raymond Chandler’s first three novels, published here in one volume, established his reputation as an unsurpassed master of hard-boiled detective fiction.

Into a Paris Quartier: Reine Margot's Chapel and Other Haunts of St. Germain. Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Raymond Chandler’s first three novels, published here in one volume, established his reputation as an unsurpassed master of hard-boiled detective fiction. The Big Sleep, Chandler’s first novel, introduces Philip Marlowe, Persian Nights.

As a child, Diane Johnson was entranced by The Three Musketeers, dashing 17th-century residents of the famous .

As a child, Diane Johnson was entranced by The Three Musketeers, dashing 17th-century residents of the famous romantic quartier called S. Germain-des-Prés. Instead, it turned out to be a non-fiction detailed tour of the Quartier S. Germain, including.

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Into a Paris Quartier book. Modern S. Germain is lively and prosperous, and fifty years ago its heady mix of jazz and existentialism defined urbane cool, but Johnson takes a longer view

Into a Paris Quartier book. misty figures in plumed hats whose fortunes and passions were enacted among these beautiful, imposing buildings.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. As a child, Diane Johnson was entranced by The Three Musketeers, dashing 17th-century residents of the famous romantic quartier called S.

Diane Johnson, born Diane Lain (April 28, 1934), is an American novelist and essayist whose satirical novels often feature . Into a Paris Quartier: Reine Margot's Chapel and Other Haunts of S. Germain (National Georgraphic Directions, 2005). Flyover Lives: A Memoir (Viking, 2014).

Diane Johnson, born Diane Lain (April 28, 1934), is an American novelist and essayist whose satirical novels often feature American heroines living abroad in contemporary France. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Persian Nights in 1988.

Paris has always held a special appeal for Americans - its cosmopolitan culture, its great boulevards, the majestic sweep of its history. This book is absolutely marvelous! Especially for those who travel to Paris and like to stay in the St. Germain des Pres district, as I do. Ms. Johnson gives many informative bits of info on this area in Paris. It's an absolute delight to read! Don't be fooled by the cover! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. This book is a very personal walk through the history of the area where the author has lived in Paris.

Into A Paris Quartier. Reine Margot’s Chapel & Other Haunts of S. Category: European World History Travel: Europe.

Into a Paris Quartier: Reine Margot’s Chapel and Other Haunts of S. This book of histories about small-town people in the Midwest, including me, begins not in Illinois, where much of it takes place, but in France a few years ago, at a house party in Provence, with something a French friend said about Americans-something I acknowledged to be true and felt sorry about: that we Americans are naïve and indifferent to history.

As a child, Diane Johnson was entranced by The Three Musketeers, dashing 17th-century residents of the famous romantic quartier called St.-Germain-des-Prés. Now, the paperback edition of her delightful book will take even more Americans to the richly historic part of the city that has always attracted us, from Ben Franklin in the 18th-century to raffish novelist Henry Miller in the 20th. Modern St.-Germain is lively and prosperous, and fifty years ago its heady mix of jazz and existentialism defined urbane cool, but Johnson takes a longer view. "Beside the shades of Jean-Paul Sartre and Edith Piaf," she writes, "there is another crowd of resident ghosts... misty figures in plumed hats whose fortunes and passions were enacted among these beautiful, imposing buildings." From her kitchen window, she looks out on a chapel begun by Reine Margot, wife of Henri IV; nearby streets are haunted by the shades of two sinister cardinals, Mazarin and Richelieu, as well as four famed queens and at least five kings. Delacroix, Corot, Ingres, David, and Manet all lived in St.-Germain; Oscar Wilde died there; and everybody who was anybody visited sooner or later. With her delicious imagination and wry, opinionated voice, Diane Johnson makes a companionable and fascinating guide to a classic neighborhood as cosmopolitan as it is quintessentially French.

Olwado
Very disappointing! Less supposition and more information is in order. Who publishes a book classified as history and fails to include notes/sources. Yes, it's about St. Germain des Pres quarter, but is so terribly disjointed, with run-on sentences, skipping through the centuries. The worst was the sketchy treatment of the St. Bartholomew's Dau Massacre. The author neglected to mention St. Germain L'Auxerrois across from the Louvre in the 1er Arrondissement. The massacre began with the signal sounded by the ringing of the bells of St. Germain L'Auxerrois cathedral. Obviously, the massacres spread throughout Paris, and France, but, let's not mix up our St. Germain churches. St. Germain des Pres is located in the Arrondissiment 6.
Love Me
I thought this book was charming. As a frequent visitor to St. Germain des Pres, I was delighted to learn the stories behind places I have walked by many times. I didn't expect a novel-rather, a walking tour. I shall certainly look for the remnants of Queen Margot's palace on my next trip.
Black_Hawk_Down
Take a look at the customer reviews for the hardback version before purchasing this book. I wish that I had. I was so disappointed by this book. The storyline is disjointed and the writing style (those long, rambling sentences) is downright annoying. I liked the photo on page 74 and not much else. I wanted to sell my copy of this book, but used paperback copies are going for 49 cents. I guess that tells you something.
Vivados
Personally, I have a hard time believing that anyone liked this book, but if you read the reviews of the hardcover edition, clearly there were some people who did. But I agree with another reviewer, that it's time well spent to read the hardcover reviews before taking the plunge. Here's a link to that edition; at the time of this writing, the two editions aren't linked, probably due to a title change for the paperback edition (did the publishers think that was the only hope?): Into a Paris Quartier