Paris Paris (Irwin Shaw)

Paris Paris (Irwin Shaw) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Travel France section. priced at £8.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1977, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white drawings;

From the cover: A writer and an artist each presents his view of the magical and all-embracing city.

Irwin Shaw brings to life each stage of his affair with Paris, in a text which is extraordinary for its experience of actuality and for catching the atmosphere of Parisian life itself: eating a croissa,nt at breakfast time in a cheap hotel near St Germain, watching the fountains playing at the Bond-Point, a stroll through the Bois de Boulogne, or just sitting at a cafe table because everything in Paris starts at a cafe table. Ronald Searle, who worked independently on his satirical drawings, reflects brilliantly his own poignant view of the people and the city where he has spent many years. The book is thus a happy double exposure, witty, tender, sharply detached, ironic and civilized.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, with the head of the upper panel now frayed and torn. Text complete, clean and tight.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 211 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.

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