LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: David Downie, Author of A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light
Monday, June 1st, 2015 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light is a combination of memoir, history, and travelogue, an irreverent quest to uncover why Paris is (or is claimed to be) the world’s most romantic city—and has been for over 150 years.
A Passion for Paris is about Paris’s secluded, atmospheric parks, artists’ studios, cafes, restaurants and streets little changed since the 1800s, a treasure hunt exuding romance. The art and architecture, the cityscape, riverbanks, and the unparalleled quality of daily life are part of the romantic equation.
But the city’s allure derives equally from hidden sources: (more…)