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Our Paris: Sketches from Memory
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Edmund White’s charming, funny, telling series of vignettes of the Paris neighborhood where he and his lover, French architect and illustrator Hubert Sorin, lived. In this ode to Pairs, the everyday becomes extraordinary with White’s observations accompanied by Sorin’s illustrations. With characters like Father Pierre Riches, the “kind and elegant” catholic priest whose hair had been stroked by Cavafy, to Billy Boy, the jewelry designer with 16,000 Barbies, there is delightful eccentricity to this collaboration. Written during Sorin’s decline to AIDS, Our Paris is a poignant look at the couple and the city they loved.

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Edmund White. (2011). Our Paris: Sketches from Memory. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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        Paris is Paris; ain't no place else like it! Esteemed American writer Edmund White has called the City of Light home for years, and he and his late lover, French architect and illustrator Hubert Sorin, collaborated on this perfectly charming ode to "la vie parisienne," fortunately completed before Sorin succumbed to AIDS. In resonant text and arresting drawings, they introduce us to the inhabitants of their certainly not upscale but decidedly "not" monochromatic neighborhood. From their concierge, Madame Denise, to a local couturier, Azzedine Alaia, eccentricity reigns supreme in the streets of Chatelet, captured so fondly in the pages of this little book. "Our Paris" becomes our Paris. ((Reviewed November 1, 1995))(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 1995, American Library Association.)

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