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Paris and somewhere else (New York evaluation Books Classics)

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"His France—urban, northern, provincial, pedestrian, noisy, unpuritanical, festive—was not like, and predicated upon, one other France: bureaucratic, professional, suburban, secure, rule—crazy, scared."
— Julian Barnes

"Prophet of the previous, poete maudit, Richard Cobb is a visionary. His books will take you on a unprecedented highbrow and emotional journey….Read them as you are going to Gogol: looking for lifeless souls."
— Robert Darnton, the recent York assessment of Books

"Cobb used to be a real historian of existence 'from below', utilizing archival proof to deliver alive the reality—and the suffering—of traditional people’s life. His essays approximately his personal lifestyles and occasions have a similar loving recognition to element, to the feel of quotidian occasions, to actual humans and actual feeling."
— Geoffrey Wheatcroft, New Statesman

About the Author

Richard Cobb (1917-1996) fell in love with France while he first visited in 1935. He went directly to write many works of history—some in French, a few in English—about the French Revolution and occupied France.

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