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The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs, by Elaine Sciolino

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The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs
Title
The only street in Paris
Title remainder
life on the Rue des Martyrs
Statement of responsibility
by Elaine Sciolino
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs, " Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents -- the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers -- making Paris come alive in all its unique majesty
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"Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. 'I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,' Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, âEmile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and Franðcois Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents--the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a hundred-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers--bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris willmake readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10455486
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sciolino, Elaine
Dewey number
944/.361
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC762.R734
LC item number
S35 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Sciolino, Elaine
  • Sciolino, Elaine
  • Streets
  • Neighborhoods
  • Street life
  • Americans
  • Large type books
  • Americans
  • Homes
  • Manners and customs
  • Neighborhoods
  • Street life
  • Streets
  • Travel
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Rue des Martyrs (Paris, France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • France
  • France
Target audience
adult
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life on the Rue des Martyrs
Label
The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs, by Elaine Sciolino
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The perfect street -- Searching for home -- Is fish necessary? -- Hidden in plain sight -- Wedding the crowd -- Now, this is butter! -- To catch a mouse -- The meaning of martyrdom -- Some of my favorite ghosts -- The knife sharpener -- Guess who's coming to Passover? -- The murdered schoolgirls -- Cheaper than a psychiatrist -- In celebration of books -- The artisan with the golden touch -- Minister of the night -- The dive -- The Flying House of the Virgin Mary -- A street fit for a pope -- Le kale américain est arrivé! -- The resurrection of fish -- Le potluck
Control code
21670380
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
421 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410487933
Isbn Type
(large print : hbk.)
Lccn
2015045451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3411310
  • (OCoLC)930257484
Label
The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs, by Elaine Sciolino
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The perfect street -- Searching for home -- Is fish necessary? -- Hidden in plain sight -- Wedding the crowd -- Now, this is butter! -- To catch a mouse -- The meaning of martyrdom -- Some of my favorite ghosts -- The knife sharpener -- Guess who's coming to Passover? -- The murdered schoolgirls -- Cheaper than a psychiatrist -- In celebration of books -- The artisan with the golden touch -- Minister of the night -- The dive -- The Flying House of the Virgin Mary -- A street fit for a pope -- Le kale américain est arrivé! -- The resurrection of fish -- Le potluck
Control code
21670380
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
421 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410487933
Isbn Type
(large print : hbk.)
Lccn
2015045451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3411310
  • (OCoLC)930257484

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