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The Flaneur

A Stroll Thorugh The Paradoxes of Paris

written by Edmund White

Bloomsbury | ISBN 9780747596875

Paperback – 211 pages


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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.

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