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Everything (or Almost Everything) about Paris: A Petite Encyclopedia of Indispensable and Superfluous Information

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781681371023
Author(s): Jean-Christophe Napias
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Little Bookroom
Dimensions: 121 x 0 x 185 (w x l x h)
Pages: 192

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There are almost 200 entries in the addictive Everything About Paris (or almost), a witty and sophisticated treasure trove of facts, histories, lists, records, quotations, and miscellaneous oddities that go well beyond trivia to include significant cultural enlightenment and a below-the-surface glimpse of what it means to be Parisian.
Among the thousands of facts that most certainly haven't been assembled in one place anywhere else: Street names on the original Paris monopoly game of 1930 (with the colors, so we all can recognize them) that have been changed in the 2015 edition - and to what and why; the number of brothels, massage parlors and 'places of pleasure' listed in a 1922 guidebook; Andre Breton's suggestions, published in the 1933 edition of Surrealism magazine, of statues that should be erected in Paris, and where, including Alice in Wonderland, Jonathan Swift, Freud; streets and locations whose original names were associated with Germany - and so were changed after WWII-and their current names; famous poisonings that occurred in Paris; eight ways to recognize a Haussmann building; a list of all the bookstores and record shops in the 1963 guide Julliard that have now disappeared; and, mottos of the five greatest educational institutions in Paris.
It also includes: the criteria for designation as a Palais hotel; a short explanation of the Please click here to ask a question
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