Paris Café

The Sélect Crowd

Fitch, Noel Riley

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Paris Café
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).

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2007
ISBN: 1933368853
Branch Call Number: 647.9544 F545p 2007
Characteristics: 122 p. :,ill., map ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Tulka, Rick


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Noel Riley Fitch has written extensively on the Lost Generation cast of characters in 1920s literary Paris and now her focus is on one very important café, The Select.

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