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뭺 Format Kindle Download @Paris to the Moon ѩ ePUB Author Adam Gopnik च 뭺 Format Kindle Download @Paris to the Moon ѩ ePUB Author Adam Gopnik च Not long after we moved to Paris, in the fall of 1995, my wife, Martha, and I saw, in the window of a shop on the rue Saint Sulpice, a nineteenth century engraving, done in the manner, though I m now inclined to think not from the hand, of Daumier It shows a train on its way from the Right Bank of Paris to the moon The train has a steam locomotive and six cars, and it is chugging up a pretty steep track The track is supported on two high, slender spires that seem to be anchored somewhere in the Fifth Arrondissement you can see the Panthon in silhouette nearby , and then the track just goes right up and touches the full moon up in the clouds I suppose the two pillars are stronger than they look The train is departing at twilight presumably it s an overnight trip and among the crowd on the ground below, only a couple of top hatted bourgeois watch the lunar express go on its way with any interest, much less wonder Everybody else in the crowd of thirteen or so people on the platform, mostly moms and dads and kids, are running around and making conversation and comforting children and buying tickets for the next trip and doing all the things people still do on station platforms in Paris The device on the ticket window, like the title of the cartoon, reads A Railroad From Paris to the Moon The cartoon is, in part, a satire on the stock market of the time and on railway share manipulations Industry, the caption begins, knows no obstacles But the image cast its spell on us, at least, because it seemed to represent two notions, or romances, that had made us want to leave New York and come to Paris in the first place One was the old nineteenth century vision of Paris as the naturally modern place, the place where the future was going to happen as surely as it would happen in New York If a train were going to run to the moon, that train would originate from the Gare du Nord, with Parisian kids getting worn out while they waited.But the image represented another, intense association, and that is the idea that there is, for some Americans anyway, a direct path between the sublunary city and a celestial state Americans, Henry James wrote, are too apt to think that Paris is the celestial city, and even if we don t quite think that, some of us do think of it as the place where tickets are sold for the train to get you there Ben Franklin thought this, and so did Gertrude Stein, and so did Henry Miller It s a roomy idea If this notion is pretty obviously unreal, and even hair raisingly naive, it has at least the excuse of not being original When they die, Wilde wrote, all good Americans go to Paris Some of us have always tried to get there early and beat the crowds.I ve wanted to live in Paris since I was eight I had a lot of pictures of the place in my head and even a Parisian object, what I suppose I d have to call an icon, in my bedroom Sometime in the mid sixties my mother, who has a flair for the odd, ready made present, found I suppose in an Air France office in Philadelphia a life size cardboard three dimensional cutout of a Parisian policeman He had on a blue uniform and red kepi and blue cape, and he wore a handlebar mustache and a smile The smile suggests how much Art, or at any rate Air France, improves on Life, or at any rate on Paris policemen My younger brother and I called the policeman Pierre, and he kept watch over our room, which also had Beatle posters and a blindingly, numbingly, excruciatingly bright red shag rug I had been allowed to choose the color from a choice of swatches, but I have an inability to generalize and have always made bad, overbright guesses on curtains and carpets and, as it turned out, the shape of future events Although we had never gone anywhere interesting but New York, my older sister had already, on the basis of deep, illicit late night reading of Jane Austen and Mary Poppins, claimed London, and I had been given Paris, partly as a consolation prize, partly because it interested me New York, I think, was an open city, to be divided between us, like Danzig Our four younger brothers and sisters were given lesser principalities We actually expected them to live in Philadelphia My first images of Paris had come from the book adaptation of The Red Balloon, the wonderful Albert Lamorisse movie about a small boy in the Parisian neighborhood of Menilmontant who gets a magic, slightly overeager balloon, which follows him everywhere and is at last destroyed by evil boys with rocks Curiously, it was neither a cozy nor a charming landscape The Parisian grown ups all treated Pascal, the boy, with a severity bordering on outright cruelty His mother tosses the balloon right out of the Haussmannian apartment the bus conductor shakes his head and finger and refuses to allow the balloon on the tram the principal of the school locks him in a shed for bringing the balloon to class The only genuine pleasure I recall that he finds in this unsmiling and rainy universe is when he leaves the balloon outside a tempting looking bakery and goes in to buy a cake The insouciance with which he does it cake as a right, not a pleasure impressed me a lot A scowling gray universe relieved by pastry This was my first impression of Paris, and of them all, it was not the farthest from the truth To this set of images were added, soon after, the overbright streets of the Madeline books, covered with vines and the little girls neat in their rows, and black and white pictures of men in suits walking through the Palais Royale, taken from a Cartier Bresson book on the coffee table Pierre, though, being made of cardboard, got pretty beat up, sharing a room with two young boys, or maybe he was just both smaller and fragile than I recall In any case, one summer evening my parents, in a completely atypical display of hygienic decisiveness, decided that he was too beat up to keep and that it was time for him to pass away, and they put him out on the Philadelphia street for the trashman to take away I wept all night He would sit out with the trash cans and would not be there in the morning A little later I read about Captain Dreyfus and his degradation, and the two uniformed and mustachioed figures got mixed up, so perhaps he had been sent to supply intimations of the other, darker side of French life They were certainly there to be intimated What made me sad just then was the new knowledge that things changed, and there was nothing you could do about it In a way, that was a Parisian emotion too.Advance praise for Paris to the MoonAdam Gopnik s avid intelligence and nimble pen found subjects to love in Paris and in the growth of his small American family there A conscientious, scrupulously savvy American husband and father meets contemporary France, and fireworks result, lighting up not just the Eiffel Tower John UpdikeAdam Gopnik s Paris to the Moon abounds in the sensuous delights of the city the magical carousel in the Luxembourg Gardens, the tomato dessert at Arpge, even the exquisite awfulness of the new state library But the even greater joys of this exquisite memoir are timeless and even placeless the excitement of the journey, the confusion of an outsider, and, most of all, the love of a family Jeffrey ToobinThe chronicle of an American writer s lifelong infatuation with Paris is also an extended meditation in turn hilarious and deeply moving on the threat of globalization, the art of parenting, and the civilizing intimacy of family life Whether he s writing about the singularity of the Papon trial, the glory of bistro cuisine, the wacky idiosyncrasies of French kindergartens, or the vexing bureaucracy of Parisian health clubs, Gopnik s insights are infused with a formidable cultural intelligence, and his prose is as pellucid as that of any essayist A brilliant, exhilarating book Francine du Plessix GrayAdam Gopnik 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    • Paris to the Moon
    • 1.2
    • 31
    • Format Kindle
    • 368 pages
    • 0375758232
    • Adam Gopnik
    • Anglais
    • 23 August 2016

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