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Paris Café

The Sélect Crowd
Fitch, Noel Riley (Book - 2007 )
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Acclaimed author Noël Riley Fitch, abetted by noted artist Rick Tulka, serves the dish on Select, the famous Montparnasse café that for nearly nine decades has been so vital to Paris and its intellectual denizens: from Hemingway, Beauvoir, Picasso, James Baldwin, and George Plimpton to the writers and artists who continue to work quietly there in the back room or heatedly debate every topic imaginable into the night. The artists have their work on the walls; the novelists include the café setting in their fiction. The quiet and drama of the Sélect world illustrates the centrality of cafés #151; particularly this one #151; to Parisian social, cultural, and intellectual life. Blending pithy profiles and witty drawings of clientele and staff, the book is organized around a history of the café, its daily and seasonal rhythms, particular colorful patrons, and even its typical café/brasserie food (including a few recipes).
Authors: Fitch, Noel Riley
Title: Paris café
the Sélect crowd
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2007
Characteristics: 122 p. :,ill., map ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Noël Riley Fitch, Rick Tulka
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Introduction to Le Sélect
History: la vie de bohème
Daily life of a café: theater of the unexpected
The Sélect crowd
La carte, s'il vous plaît
Un express!
Additional Contributors: Tulka, Rick
ISBN: 1933368853
9781933368856
Branch Call Number: 647.9544 F545p 2007
Subject Headings: Restaurants France Paris Sélect (Café)
Topical Term: Restaurants
LCCN: 2007032788
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Blending pithy profiles and witty drawings of clientele and staff, the book is organised around a history of the café, its daily and seasonal rhythms, particular colorful patrons, and even its typical café/brasserie food.


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