White, Edmund The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris
Waterville, ME G K Hall & Co 2001 0783895828 / 9780783895826 Large Print Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped. A bright attractive copy in large print.
Edmund White defines the flâneur of his title as an 'aimless stroller who loses himself in the crowd, who has no destination and goes wherever caprice or curiosity direct.' Here White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders into parts of the city virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians. In his opinionated fashion, the flâneur visits bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, providing gossip and background to each site, looking through walls to glimpse the inner human drama. Here is an exhilarating adventure with a most seductive companion."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall