by J A Underwood
MARION BOYARS MODERN CLASSICS
‘A series of love notes, subtle and charming’ Kirkus
Paris, Julian Green discovered, when looked at on the map, takes on the shape of a human brain. His adopted home a street map of the human imagination, Green accompanies the reader on a stroll through this enchanted place its secret stairways, courtyards and alleys sharing his discovers and sense of wonder at every turning. A simple stroll through the city becomes a journey into the mind of a literary craftsman. This special bi-lingual edition is illustrated with the author’s own photographs.
Julian Green was born in Paris in 1900 of American parents. He published over 70 books in France and was a member both of the Académie Française and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He died in 1998.
‘Exquisitely literary in a traditional French manner.’ New York Review of Books
‘If you care for good writing and are interested in seeing Paris from an unusual
perspective, then try this lovely and elegant book.’ Gay Times
‘Truthful, unpretentious and haunting’ Times Literary Supplement
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