Paris, the City of Light, was once the scene of a brilliant magnesium flare, host to the belle epoque from 1900 to 1914. Tempting poets, painters, writers, and composers from across Europe, the city relied on one man to move among them all-Guillaume Apollinaire. His contemporaries called him brilliant, mad, whimsical. He was the bastard son of an Italian cavalry officer and a Polish woman addicted to gambling, but nevertheless let it be rumoured around Paris that he was the son of the pope.
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NEONSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
French writer Belloc's first novela slender evocation of a young homosexual hustler's life in 1960's Parisis minimalism to a fault: the stark tone here tends to keep the promiscuous episodes of sex ... Read full review
ATMOSPHERES APOLLINA -PPDUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This book is not for the fainthearted. Set in a squalid area of Paris, incisive as a surgeon's knife in its narrative, laconic yet strident in its sordid vocabulary, it is the story of Denis, as told ... Read full review