Into A Paris Quartier by Diane Johnson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Into A Paris Quartier
By Diane Johnson

Into A Paris Quartier

Reine Margot's Chapel and Other Haunts of St.-Germain

By (author) See other recent books by Diane Johnson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $21.50
Your Price: $19.35 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.15! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.97 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Into A Paris Quartier by Diane Johnson

Book Description

Modern St.-Germain is lively and prosperous, and fifty years ago its heady mix of jazz and existentialism defined urbane cool, but Johnson takes a longer view. "Beside the shades of Jean-Paul Sartre and Edith Piaf," she writes, "there is another crowd of resident ghosts...misty figures in plumed hats whose fortunes and passions were enacted among these beautiful, imposing buildings." From her kitchen window, she looks out on a chapel begun by Reine Margot, wife of Henri IV; nearby streets are haunted by the shades of two sinister cardinals, Mazarin and Richelieu, as well as four famed queens and at least five kings. Delacroix, Corot, Ingres, David, and Manet all lived in St.-Germain; Oscar Wilde died there; and everybody who was anybody visited sooner or later.

Buy Into A Paris Quartier book by Diane Johnson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780792262084
ISBN-10: 0792262085
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 142mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: National Geographic Books
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Diane Johnson

American Writers in Europe by Diane Johnson American Writers in Europe, Hardback (October 2013)

These essays explore the impartial critical outlook American writers acquired through their experiences in Europe since 1850. Collectively, contributors reveal how the American writer's intuitive sense of freedom, coupled with their feeling of liberation from European influences, led to intellectual independence in the literary works they produced.

Paris, Paris by Diane Johnson Paris, Paris, Paperback / softback (April 2011)

"Originally published in slightly different form in the United States by Transatlantic Press, Fort Bragg, California, in 2005"--T.p. verso.

» View all books by Diane Johnson

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Into A Paris Quartier book by Diane Johnson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Diane Johnson

Diane Johnson is a travel writer, biographer, essayist and--most notably--a novelist and three-time National Book Award Finalist, most recently for "Le Divorce, " a national bestseller which became a major motion picture. Her next novel, "Le Mariage" (2000) also made bestseller lists from the "Boston Globe" to the "San Francisco Chronicle, " and was a "New York Times Book Review" "Notable Book" for 2000. Johnson now divides her time between Paris and San Francisco.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Diane Johnson close
Strange Death of Sullivan Chance by Diane Johnson
Selected Tales by Diane Johnson
American Writers in Europe by Diane Johnson
Paris, Paris by Diane Johnson
Sylvia by Diane Johnson
L'affaire by Diane Johnson
Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, the High Window by Diane Johnson
Custom of the Country by Diane Johnson
Marriage by Diane Johnson
Wuthering Heights by Diane Johnson
Jane Eyre by Diane Johnson
Le Divorce by Diane Johnson
Divorce by Diane Johnson
Frankenstein by Diane Johnson
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close