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By Richard Cobb

Paris and in different places (New York evaluation Books Classics)


"His France—urban, northern, provincial, pedestrian, noisy, unpuritanical, festive—was not like, and predicated upon, one other France: bureaucratic, reputable, 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'll Gogol: looking for useless souls."
— Robert Darnton, the recent York evaluate of Books

"Cobb used to be a real historian of existence 'from below', utilizing archival facts to convey alive the reality—and the suffering—of usual people’s lifestyles. His essays approximately his personal lifestyles and instances have an analogous loving consciousness 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 whilst 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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