A Walk Through Paris

The Week (US) - - Arts 25 - By Eric Hazan (Verso, $23)

Eric Hazan, a rad­i­cal writer and pub­lisher, has an “en­dear­ingly idio­syn­cratic” per­spec­tive on his na­tive city, said Eu­gene Bren­nan in The Wash­ing­ton Post. In this chron­i­cle of a re­cent stroll he took across Paris, Hazan de­cries the ef­fects of gen­tri­fi­ca­tion he wit­nessed on the Left Bank but cel­e­brates the per­sis­tence else­where of lively work­ing-class com­mu­ni­ties. As he toasts both the city’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary tra­di­tion and its lovely de­tails, what emerges most strongly is his deep af­fec­tion for the place.

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