Paris to the Moon

Paris to the Moon
Author : Adam Gopnik
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2001-12-18
ISBN 10 : 9781588361387
ISBN 13 : 1588361381
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris to the Moon Book Description:

Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans. In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York City for the urbane glamour of the City of Light. Gopnik is a longtime New Yorker writer, and the magazine has sent its writers to Paris for decades--but his was above all a personal pilgrimage to the place that had for so long been the undisputed capital of everything cultural and beautiful. It was also the opportunity to raise a child who would know what it was to romp in the Luxembourg Gardens, to enjoy a croque monsieur in a Left Bank café--a child (and perhaps a father, too) who would have a grasp of that Parisian sense of style we Americans find so elusive. So, in the grand tradition of the American abroad, Gopnik walked the paths of the Tuileries, enjoyed philosophical discussions at his local bistro, wrote as violet twilight fell on the arrondissements. Of course, as readers of Gopnik's beloved and award-winning "Paris Journals" in The New Yorker know, there was also the matter of raising a child and carrying on with day-to-day, not-so-fabled life. Evenings with French intellectuals preceded middle-of-the-night baby feedings; afternoons were filled with trips to the Musée d'Orsay and pinball games; weekday leftovers were eaten while three-star chefs debated a "culinary crisis." As Gopnik describes in this funny and tender book, the dual processes of navigating a foreign city and becoming a parent are not completely dissimilar journeys--both hold new routines, new languages, a new set of rules by which everyday life is lived. With singular wit and insight, Gopnik weaves the magical with the mundane in a wholly delightful, often hilarious look at what it was to be an American family man in Paris at the end of the twentieth century. "We went to Paris for a sentimental reeducation-I did anyway-even though the sentiments we were instructed in were not the ones we were expecting to learn, which I believe is why they call it an education."

Paris to the Moon
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Adam Gopnik
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-12-18 - Publisher: Random House

Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romantici
Paris to the Moon
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Adam Gopnik
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-29 - Publisher: Hachette UK

In 1995, Adam Gopnik and his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York for the urbane glamour of Paris. Charmed by the beaut
From Paris to the Moon
Language: en
Pages: 338
Authors: Adam Gopnik
Categories: Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

A Complete System of Astronomy
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Samuel Vince
Categories: Astronomia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1814 - Publisher:

Astronomia Accurata
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: Robert Heath
Categories: Astronomy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1760 - Publisher:

Report of the ... and ... Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Language: en
Pages: 806
Authors: British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1879 - Publisher:

Report of the ... Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Language: en
Pages: 804
Authors: British Association for the Advancement of Science
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1879 - Publisher:

The Sanitary world
Language: en
Pages: 680
Authors:
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1884 - Publisher:

The Cambridge Companion to Newton
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rob Iliffe
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-29 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was one of the greatest scientists of all time, a thinker of extraordinary range and creativity who has left enduring legacies in
Experimental Astronomy
Language: en
Pages: 105
Authors: Jean-Claude Pecker
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Socrates knew all that was known by his contemporaries. But already in the Middle Ages it was becoming difficult for a single man to have a truly encyclopedic v