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The only street in Paris: life on the Rue des Martyrs

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Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of 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. 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, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and Fran�ois 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 100-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 will make listeners hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing.
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subject_facet Americans -- France -- Paris -- Biography, Jewish women -- France -- Paris -- Biography, Neighborhoods -- France -- Paris, Paris (France) -- Biography, Paris (France) -- Description and travel, Paris (France) -- Social life and customs, Rue des Martyrs (Paris, France), Sciolino, Elaine -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris, Street life -- France -- Paris, Streets -- France -- Paris
title_display The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs
title_full The Only Street in Paris Life on the Rue Des Martyrs, The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs / Elaine Sciolino
title_short The only street in Paris :
title_sub life on the Rue des Martyrs
topic_facet Americans, Biography & Autobiography, Description and travel, Homes and haunts, Jewish women, Neighborhoods, Nonfiction, Sciolino, Elaine, Social life and customs, Street life, Streets