Being an art correspondent in 1960s Paris was a plum job, and Michael Peppiatt clearly made the most of it. Having survived the tumultuous riots of 1968, Peppiatt traces his progress from junior editor to magazine publisher, recalling encounters with a host of figures at the heart of Parisian artistic life, including Sartre, Beckett, and Cartier-Bresson, as well as Serge Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve. In this love letter to Paris, Peppiatt also takes us into the secret places that fascinate him most in this ancient capital, where memories are etched into every magnificent palace and humble cobblestone.
The Existential Englishman
Author: Michael Peppiatt.