By Richard Cobb
Paris and in other places (New York overview Books Classics)
"His France—urban, northern, provincial, pedestrian, noisy, unpuritanical, festive—was unlike, and predicated upon, one other France: bureaucratic, reliable, suburban, secure, rule—crazy, scared."
— Julian Barnes
"Prophet of the earlier, poete maudit, Richard Cobb is a visionary. His books will take you on a rare highbrow and emotional journey….Read them as you'll Gogol: looking for lifeless souls."
— Robert Darnton, the hot York overview of Books
"Cobb was once a real historian of existence 'from below', utilizing archival facts to carry alive the reality—and the suffering—of usual people’s life. His essays approximately his personal existence and instances have a similar loving cognizance to aspect, to the feel of quotidian occasions, to genuine 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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