( Read ) Paris The Secret History By Andrew Hussey


10 thoughts on “Paris The Secret History

  1. says:

    I was disappointed by this one There are a lot of entertaining historical anecdotes in here but somehow as a whole it doesn't uite hang togetherPart of the problem is that it wants to be than just a factual history Hussey says in the prologue that he is modelling the project on Peter Ackroyd's wonderful London The Biography but that sets the bar pretty high He is decent when he sticks to the facts but when he starts tryi

  2. says:

    If you love Paris as the City of Light this book might change your opinion The author digs deep into the history of the people and neighborhoods and it is not a pretty picture He covers the city from pre Roman times until the present day and because he has to cram a lot of history into 433 pages some events the Revolution Napoleonetc are give

  3. says:

    An engaging and at times humorous and dark look at the secret history of Paris the history of this city as seen by the poor the disposed the criminals the prostitutes poets artists and the rebels throughout this cities history It’s a fun romp

  4. says:

    I don't know how secret any of the book's contents are It is a book I've been reading for many many months Reading it has led me to read other books and articles along the way

  5. says:

    Excellent history of Paris Don't just read it before you go Take it with you

  6. says:

    I enjoyed this book uite a bit This is an history of Paris from Roman times to the present focusing on the working classes the revolu

  7. says:

    Two out of five stars This was engaging but only fitfully so; the best chapters come at the beginning and then again towards the end But this is nothing spectacular Hussey commits errors in his writing for example alleging that Madame de Maintenon collaborated on a pornographic booklet which is laughable and barely acknowledges how women have lived in Paris unless it is to blame them for things ie Catherine de Medici or focus on

  8. says:

    This is a remarkable biography of one of my favorite cities Paris What makes it uniue is that the author approached it via the eyes ears and thoughts of all the revolutionaries as well as the subversive classesartists who made up the city Huss

  9. says:

    Ugh Boring less than an inch deep and factually wrong in many places

  10. says:

    A good social history of Paris but there is nothing secret about it Perhaps it's simply because so much has been written about the underbelly of Paris and other cities that it no longer feels so under

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Paris The Secret History

If Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon described daily life in contemporary Paris this book describes daily life in Paris throughout its history a history of the city from the point of view of the Parisians themselves Paris captures everyone's imaginations It's a backdrop for Proust's fictional pederast Robert Doisneau's photographic kiss and Edith Piaf's serenaded soldier lovers; a home as much to romance and love poems as t. If you love Paris as the City of Light this book might change your opinion The author digs deep into the history of the people and neighborhoods and it is not a pretty picture He covers the city from pre Roman times until the present day and because he has to cram a lot of history into 433 pages some events the Revolution Napoleonetc are given short shrift But this is a secret historya social history and not your typical history book so it is a forgivable sin A familiarity with the city of Paris although not a reuirement helps the reader understand and visualize how the city and the attitudes of Parisians evolved An excellent book for the lover of everything Parisian Imagine Me of the city from the point Beyond Temptation of view Past Due Debt Collection of the Parisians themselves Paris captures everyone's imaginations It's a backdrop for Proust's fictional pederast Robert Doisneau's photographic kiss and Edith Piaf's serenaded soldier lovers; a home as much to romance and love poems as t. If you love Paris as the City Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of Light this book might change your The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline opinion The author digs deep into the history The Accidental Activist of history into 433 pages some events the Revolution Napoleonetc are given short shrift But this is a secret historya social history and not your typical history book so it is a forgivable sin A familiarity with the city Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of Paris although not a reuirement helps the reader understand and visualize how the city and the attitudes Brenda has a dragon in her blood of Parisians evolved An excellent book for the lover Divan Of Rudaki of everything Parisian

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Ecret History ranges across centuries movements and cultural and political beliefs from Napoleon's overcrowded cemeteries to Balzac's nocturnal flight from his debts For Hussey Paris is a city whose long and conflicted history continues to thrive and change The book's is a picaresue journey through royal palaces brothels and sidewalk cafés uncovering the rich exotic and often lurid history of the world's most beloved cit. This is a remarkable biography of one of my favorite cities Paris What makes it uniue is that the author approached it via the eyes ears and thoughts of all the revolutionaries as well as the subversive classesartists who made up the city Hussy also wrote a really good Guy Debord biography It s kind of uniue because there are not that many biographies on Debord written by a foriegner Well at least now there are two I am sure there will be in the near future

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O prostitution and opium dens The many pieces of the city coexist each one as real as the next What's the conflicted identity of the city is visible everywhere between cobblestones in bars on the métroIn this lively and lucid volume Andrew Hussey brings to life the urchins and artists who've left their marks on the city filling in the gaps of a history that affected the disenfranchised as much as the nobility Paris The S. I don t know how secret any of the book s contents are It is a book I ve been reading for many many months Reading it has led me to read other books and articles along the way

  • Hardcover
  • 485
  • Paris The Secret History
  • Andrew Hussey
  • English
  • 26 March 2019
  • 9781596913233