Paris in the Fifties
ISBN10: 0812927818 ISBN13: 9780812927818 Publisher: Xtraxii Corp Published: Oct 1 1997 Pages: 352 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.50" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
Long before he became a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author, Stanley Karnow, fresh out of college, hitched a ride on a barge to Paris to pursue his dream of being a foreign correspondent. He talked his way into a job at Time and ended up spending a decade in the City of Light. He frequented the smoky cafes and the boisterous restaurants; he visited the strip-tease clubs of Montmartre and the student hangouts in the Latin Quarter; he listened to jazz and -- it being Paris, after all -- he met a French girl and married her. Karnow met everyone -- the rich and famous, the philosophers, the politicians, the writers, the musicians, the students, the artists, the crooks and the cops, and in Paris in the Fifties we meet them, too.
Like a French chef subtly combining rich and diverse ingredients, Karnow mixes personal memoir with insightful reportage, and celebrity snapshots with moving accounts of day-to-day life in postwar Paris. The result is a truly delightful book that is a triumph of brilliant writing and memory, a portrait of a young reporter and a magical city coming of age and falling in love with each other.