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The Flaneur By Edmund White

The Flaneur by Edmund White

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The Flaneur Summary

The Flaneur by Edmund White

A flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the streets he walks - and is in covert search of adventure, aesthetic or erotic. Acclaimed writer Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the avenues and along the quays, into parts of the city virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many locals, luring the reader into the fascinating and seductive backstreets of his personal Paris.

The Flaneur Reviews

'Edmund White is one of the most virtuosic living writers of sentences in the English language' * Dave Eggers *
'White's genius as a flaneur is revealed in his affinity for unexpected pleasures, and he includes many for our delectation' * New Yorker *
'One has the impression of having fallen into the hands of a highly distractible, somewhat eccentric poet and professor who is determined to show you a Paris you wouldn't otherwise see ... White tells such a good story that I'm ready to listen to anything he wants to talk about' * New York Times Book Review *

About Edmund White

Edmund White (b. Ohio, USA, 1940) is the author of many critically acclaimed books, the most recent being The Flaneur. He was made an officer in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and won a literary prize from the Festival of Deauville. He now teaches at Princeton University. His acclaimed autobiography, My Lives, was published by Bloomsbury in 2006, while his play, Terre Haute, was published by Methuen Drama in 2007.

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NGR9781408864760
9781408864760
1408864762
The Flaneur by Edmund White
New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2015-02-26
224
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