- Paperback: 122 pages
- Publisher: Soft Skull Press (November 28, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933368853
- ISBN-13: 978-1933368856
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,840,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paris Café: The Select Crowd Paperback – November 28, 2007
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"A tribute so pleasant and persuasive that swarming tourists may make it difficult for Fitch and Tulka to find a table." -- Kirkus
In this droll, delicious little volume,Fitch and Tulka provide an affectionate portrait of the Select Cafe, one of those famous Paris eateries that have served as candles to intellectual moths--French, American, and otherwise--for nearly a century. As Fitch reels off anecdotes about those who spent time writing, chatting, caffeinating, and dreaming in the Montparnasse spot, the book reads like a Who's Who of twentieth-century arts circles with cameo appearances by Hemingway, Bunuel, Brassaï, Giacometti, Beckett, Picasso, Noguchi, de Beauvoir, Satie, Poulenc, Baldwin, and Godard. The text, by the author of several books on American expatriates in Paris, is slender and sketchy, but that leaves more room for Tulka's marvelous line drawings, which capture the essences not only of the café's celebrity patrons but also its proprietors and waiters, along with numerous guests whose names are not known, but who are blithely immortalized. -- Booklist
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The history of the cafe, is interesting and worth reading. The rest of the book is ok at best.
If planning a visit to Paris, read this book, and then, when in Paris, buy a morning paper and have an early morning 'Sur le Pouce' at Le Select.
Turning the pages generates that special "je ne sait quoi" ambience that we all think of as Paris.
And Rick Tulka's drawings capture the subtle Parisien look, the Parisien style and humor impossible to experience in any other city in the world. Cafes exist everywhere, but none of them feels quite like sitting in a cafe in Paris. That's the special fun of reading PARIS CAFES.