The Other Paris

The Other Paris

Streaming Audiobook - 2015
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Drawing on testimony from a great range of witnesses-from Balzac and Hugo to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps-Sante, whose thorough research is matched only by the vividness of his narration, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred images, The Other Paris scuttles through the knotted streets of pre-Haussmann Paris; through the improvised accommodations of the original bohemians; through the massive garbage dump at Montfaucon, active until 1849, in which, "at any given time the carcasses of 12,000 horses . . . were left to rot." A wildly lively survey of labor conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, of the reporters, realiste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The Other Paris is a book meant to upend the story of the French capital, to reclaim the city from the bon vivants and the speculators, and to hold a light to the works and days of the forgotten poor.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781622319251
1622319257
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 11 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.

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