Get this from a library paris to the moon a family in france adam gopnik in 1995 adam gopnik his wife and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of new york for the urbane glamour of paris charmed by the beauties of the city gopnik set out to . On the cover of paris to the moon alain de botton lauds the work as the finest book on france in recent years but of course he cant say why in the space of that sentence paris to the moon may be the finest expatriate book of recent years and its a worthy update of the american moves to paris trope of which hemingway makes up the . Commissioned by the new yorker adam gopnik spent five years in paris with his wife martha and son luke writing dispatches now collected here along with previously unpublished journal entries in paris to the moon a self described comic sentimental essayist gopnik chose the romance of paris in its particulars as his subject. But paris can also be a difficult city to love particularly its pompous and abstract official culture and red tape paris likes to keep itself as french as possible but it fears globalisation and it is these two sides of the city which gopnik studies an ode to paris and parisian idiosyncrancies. Paris to the moon a family in france adam gopnik in 1995 adam gopnik his wife and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of new york for the urbane glamour of paris charmed by the beauties of the city gopnik set out to experience for himself the spirit and romance that has so captivated american writers throughout the
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