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When Paris was the only place to be

15 August 2020

9:00 AM

15 August 2020

9:00 AM

Twentieth Century Paris: A Literary Guide for Travellers (1900–1950) Marie-José Gransard

Tauris Parke, pp.350, 20

For more than 100 years Paris has been as much a symbol and a myth as a geographical reality. The enchantment dates back to the end of the 19th century, when ‘le bordel de l’Europe’, in words quoted by Marie-José Gransard, was transformed into ‘la capitale de l’amour’. In Twentieth Century Paris she traces the growth of the community of mostly foreign artists and writers who created this international brand.

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