Two Towns in Provence (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 14, 2011 - Literary Collections - 512 pages
22 Reviews
This memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself...just as much of its reality is based on my own shadows, my inventions." A vibrant and perceptive profile of the kinship between a person and a place.

A Considerable Town

M.F.K. Fisher scans the centuries to reveal the ancient sources that clarify the Marseille of today and the indestructible nature of its people A delightful journey filtered through the senses of a profound writer.


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Fisher is known best as a food writer. - Goodreads
I love travel writing, so this I tried this. - Goodreads
I love her writing and this is about Aix and Marseille. - Goodreads
Also loved Fisher's writing: descriptions, anecdotes. - Goodreads
This is one of my reference books. - Goodreads

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User Review  - margaret.pinard - LibraryThing

Even though parts were random and disconcerting, in general this book kept my attention with its stories of the author's wanderings with her children, encounters with French stereotypes, and musings ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amandine - Goodreads

Beautifully written prose and thoughtfully constructed for a travel memoir, unlike many that are written today. I may be giving it more credit after having lived in Aix-en-Provence as an expat for ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
5
Main Street
20
The Gypsy
47
7 Rue Cardinale
69
Oath to Asclepius
101
The Sound of the Place
128
A Familiar
146
The Unwritten Books
163
The Canebiere 20
20
Port and Quays
40
Some of the Women 5 9
65
One of the Men 86
86
The Gamblers 1 05
109
The Food of Artemis 1 18
119
The Open Eyes 139
139
Some Differences 1 j 9
163

The Hotel de Provence
188
The Gutlook Across
234
Correction on the Map
241
The Royal Game of Tennis
254
The Place Where I Looked 3
3
May Day 193273 168
168
The Good Old Beauvau 1 79
179
A Conclusion 198
198
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