Two Towns in Provence (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 14, 2011 - Literary Collections - 512 pages
24 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

Review: Two Towns in Provence

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

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User Review  - Bill Hammack - Goodreads

I found MFK Fisher's Two Towns in Provence for a 50 cents at local library book sale. Her work had always been on my radar screen, but never really interested in her books focusing on cooking. I love ... 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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