Nuts about Paris - books, films and music featuring The City

A Listmania! list by Blue in Washington "Barry Ballow" (Washington, DC United States)
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The list author says: "Like millions of others, I became addicted to Paris and things Parisian early in life. Everything about the place is interesting to me and I can honestly say that I've never had a bad experience with the place or its citizens. There has been an endless amount of writing, filming, etc. about the city, its history, culture, and people and I am offering a short list of of what I have enjoyed over the past few years in the hope that someone else will also find some value and enjoyment in these books, films and music. It's not remotely complete and it's rather eclectic. But maybe it will be of interest."
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
1.  The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
The list author says:
  "Excellent new history of Americans in Paris."
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Suite Française
2.  Suite Française by Sandra Smith
The list author says:
  "Beautifully written fiction by Irene Neverovsky about the fall of France in WWII and the immediate aftermath."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (565 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Time Out Paris (Time Out Guides)
3.  Time Out Paris (Time Out Guides) by Editors of Time Out
The list author says:
  "Arguably, the best tourist guide to the city--certainly the hippest--which is updated annually."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Seven Ages of Paris
4.  Seven Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne
The list author says:
  "Good historic look at the city from its earliest beginnings to the modern period."
$15.51   Used & New from: $3.96
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939
5.  Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 by Janet (Genêt) Flanner
The list author says:
  "Smart, witty chronicle of Paris between world wars by American correspondent, Janet Flanner."
$17.04   Used & New from: $2.61
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism
6.  The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King
The list author says:
  "Very interesting art history commentary about the coming of the age of Impressionism."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

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Paris, Je T'Aime (Paris, I Love You)
7.  Paris, Je T'Aime (Paris, I Love You) DVD ~ Natalie Portman
The list author says:
  "Pastiche of stories taking place in Paris.  Largely an American perspective, but great cityscapes and music."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

An Hour from Paris
8.  An Hour from Paris by Annabel Simms
The list author says:
  "Good suggestions for visits to the areas around Paris."
$17.81   Used & New from: $11.32
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

The Best Vintage, Antique and Collectible Shops in Paris
9.  The Best Vintage, Antique and Collectible Shops in Paris by Edith Pauly
The list author says:
  "Fine and fun little guide to interesting and original shops all over the city."
$14.40   Used & New from: $0.95
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Maigret's Christmas
10.  Maigret's Christmas by Georges Simenon
The list author says:
  "Collection of short stories from the great Georges Simenon, featuring Inspector Maigret and his Parisian neighborhood.  This is a fine and large series.  Try also: "The Hotel Majestic", The Bar on the Seine", and "Maigret and the Fortuneteller"."
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And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris
11.  And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris by Alan Riding
The list author says:
  "Chronicle of a less than glorious period of cultural history for the city--the years of German occupation."
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Michelin Green Guide Paris (Green Guide/Michelin)
12.  Michelin Green Guide Paris (Green Guide/Michelin) by Heather Stimmler-Hall
The list author says:
  "The grandaddy of tourist guides for Paris.  Best for history, architecture and general background.  Comes with good map inserts."
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Therese Raquin (Penguin Classics)
13.  Therese Raquin (Penguin Classics) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Zola's look at the seamy side of mid-19th Century Paris with a detailed chronicle of how people lived, worked, etc."
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Walks Through Lost Paris: A Journey Into the Heart of Historic Paris
14.  Walks Through Lost Paris: A Journey Into the Heart of Historic Paris by Leonard Pitt
The list author says:
  "Nice guide with lots of vintage photos of the city from the 19th Century through early 20th."
$19.72   Used & New from: $6.63
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Literary Paris: A Guide
15.  Literary Paris: A Guide by Jessica Powell
The list author says:
  "Interesting guide to places haunted by several centuries of writers, including Americans."
$16.52   Used & New from: $0.47
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Gustave Caillebotte: Parisian Impressionist with a Passion for Water
16.  Gustave Caillebotte: Parisian Impressionist with a Passion for Water by Gustave Caillebotte
The list author says:
  "Exhibition guide of works by this interesting painter who focused on Paris architecture and cityscapes in many of his works."
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Paris
17.  Paris DVD ~ Juliette Binoche
The list author says:
  "One of the better recent films focused on the city."
$10.30   Used & New from: $4.19
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Leaving Van Gogh: A Novel
18.  Leaving Van Gogh: A Novel by Carol McD. Wallace
The list author says:
  "Paris is one of the backdrops to this fictionalized version of Vincent van Gogh's last months of life.  The neighborhoods, cafes, shops are convincingly evoked by author Carol Wallace."
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The Food Lover's Guide to Paris
19.  The Food Lover's Guide to Paris by Patricia Wells
The list author says:
  "One of food writer Patricia Wells' first books about Paris.  A classic that deserves to be updated and republished."
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The Historic Restaurants of Paris: A Guide to Century-Old Cafes, Bistros, and Gourmet Food Shops
20.  The Historic Restaurants of Paris: A Guide to Century-Old Cafes, Bistros, and Gourmet Food Shops by Ellen Williams
The list author says:
  "Interesting food history of the city."
$15.90   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Sandra Gustafson's Great Eats Paris: Eleventh Edition
21.  Sandra Gustafson's Great Eats Paris: Eleventh Edition by Sandra Gustafson
The list author says:
  "Excellent restaurant guide to Paris with an emphasis on moderately priced eateries."
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Fodor's Paris 2011 (Full-color Travel Guide)
22.  Fodor's Paris 2011 (Full-color Travel Guide) by Fodor's
The list author says:
  "Above average tourist guide with more photos and basic info than Time Out or Michelin."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Murder on the Eiffel Tower: A Victor Legris Mystery (Victor Legris Mysteries)
23.  Murder on the Eiffel Tower: A Victor Legris Mystery (Victor Legris Mysteries) by Claude Izner
The list author says:
  "Entertaining fiction/mystery about the 1889 World Expo, with the inauguration of the iconic tower."
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Luncheon of the Boating Party
24.  Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
The list author says:
  "Paris and upriver.  Well-written fictionalized history of Renoir and friends, as the artist creates the iconic painting."
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Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (Aimee Leduc Investigations, No. 7)
25.  Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (Aimee Leduc Investigations, No. 7) by Cara Black
The list author says:
  "One of the best of the Aimee Le Duc detective series by Cara Black.  Each episode of the series is set in a different Paris neighborhood.  Some neighborhoods are better than others, writingwise."
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Swing From Paris
26.  Swing From Paris by Django Reinhardt
The list author says:
  "One of many fine recordings from 1930s/1940s Paris and Django Reinhardt by Gitanes Productions."
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Portrait of
27.  Portrait of by Jean Sablon
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  "Parisian music hall songs by the great Jean Sablon."
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Lartigue: Album of a Century
28.  Lartigue: Album of a Century by Jacques-Henri Lartigue
The list author says:
  "Fine 20th Century photo portraits of Paris and France."
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Paris secret et insolite (nouvelle édition, 2009)
29.  Paris secret et insolite (nouvelle édition, 2009) by Rodolphe Trouilleux et Jacques Lebar
The list author says:
  "Hidden corners of the city.  Takes you into places like the old commercial passages (think Therese Raquin), etc.  In French, but a fine guide even if you aren't fluent."
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Graffiti Paris
30.  Graffiti Paris by Fabienne Grévy
The list author says:
  "Literally graffiti photographed all over the city.  These days, the uniquely Parisian variety of graffiti is disappearing as tagging becomes more universal and ugly."
$19.26   Used & New from: $0.74
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris
31.  Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull
The list author says:
  "The joys and annoyances of trying to set up a normal life in Paris. Good advice for anyone planning this kind of adventure."
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The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris
32.  The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris by Edmund White
The list author says:
  "The observations of an American writer living in Paris."
$12.50   Used & New from: $4.04
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Brassai: Paris
33.  Brassai: Paris by Jean-Claude Gautrand
The list author says:
  "Photo essay of the city by the incomparable Brassai."
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The Paris Commune: A Revolution in Democracy
34.  The Paris Commune: A Revolution in Democracy by Donny Gluckstein
The list author says:
  "Revolution in the aftermath of the Empire's fall."
$13.99   Used & New from: $8.76
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Down and Out in Paris and London
35.  Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "George Orwell's experience living below the poverty line in early 20th Century Paris.  His account of what happens in a bistro kitchen may keep you out of Parisian restaurants forever."
$12.95   Used & New from: $11.14
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

Paris Mini City Guide (Cadogan Guide Paris)
36.  Paris Mini City Guide (Cadogan Guide Paris) by Dana Facaros
The list author says:
  "Candid and witty tourist guide to Paris.  Not big on photos, but highly enjoyable and useful read."
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Paris in the Fifties
37.  Paris in the Fifties by Stanley Karnow
The list author says:
  "An American journalist and fine writer observes the city in the post WWII period."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

The Eloquence of Blood (Charles Du Luc)
38.  The Eloquence of Blood (Charles Du Luc) by Judith Rock
The list author says:
  "Fine murder mystery set in 1686 Paris.  Interesting tour of historic sites."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Quiet Corners of Paris
39.  Quiet Corners of Paris by Jean-Christophe Napias
The list author says:
  "Dozens of worthy spots to visit in everyone's second city."
$10.29   Used & New from: $2.15
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Passages couverts parisiens (French Edition)
40.  Passages couverts parisiens (French Edition) by Jean-Claude Delorme
The list author says:
  "Windows into Paris history.  Great little guide (in French only) to some of the city's greatest cultural and architectural treasures."
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