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My Paris: A Novel

Scott, Gail

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ISBN 10: 155128068X / ISBN 13: 9781551280684
Published by Mercury Pr, 1999
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Title: My Paris: A Novel

Publisher: Mercury Pr

Publication Date: 1999

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1St Edition.

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In contemporary Paris, a diarist persistently gathers the remains of an epoch, accompanied by the literary ghost of Walter Benjamin, whose famous Paris arcades project serves as a kind of Baedeker. But, little by little, she becomes an amalgam of her detritus? including a touch of ressentiment. For alongside the pleasureable Paris in which expatriate avant-garde artists and rebels have "traditionally" flourished, lies a typically complex city, teeming with disaster. Casting light and shadow, looking backwards and forwards, My Paris is a hynotizing tale of desire and nostalgia, magically submerging the reader in the endless? and not always seamless? sensuality of the City of Light.

About the Author:

Gail Scott is the author of the novels Main Brides (Toronto: Coach House, 1993), Heroine (Coach House, 1987; Talon, 1997), and My Paris (Toronto: Mercury Press, 1999), a collection of short stories, Spare Parts (Coach House, 1982), the essay collection Spaces like Stairs (Toronto: Women’s Press, 1989), and la théorie, un dimanche (co-authored with Nicole Brossard et al., remue-ménage, 1988). She has been short-listed twice for the QSPELL (Québec English-language fiction) award. A former journalist who has worked for Canada’s leading newspapers, she is also a founding editor of the Montréal French-language cultural journal Spirale, and the bilingual journal of women’s writing, Tessera. Her translations include France Théoret’s Laurence, and The Sailor’s Disquiet, and Helen with a Secret, both by Michael Delisle.

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