Every city has its poets, those who celebrate the pleasure of place, others who mourn its passing. Paris has had many poets, but few have written of it like the historian Louis Chevalier. In this passionate, partisan book, the chronicler of working-class Paris bears witness to the end of a way of life and the city where it once flourished. Published to controversial acclaim in 1977, The Assassination of Paris describes the transformation of the Paris of Raymond Queneau and Henri Cartier-Bresson; of carpenters and Communists ...

The Assassination of Paris 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226103600