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'Left Bank': Agnes Poirier delves into Paris's golden age

It's the Paris of poets, painters and post-war effervescence: the Left Bank or Rive Gauche is forever associated with the artists and intellectuals who filled the cafés and bars of the French capital in the mid-twentieth century. Writer and journalist Agnes Poirier has plunged into that golden age for her latest book, a historical study of the personalities and the exchange of ideas that shaped French society for decades to come.

With cameos from Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, James Baldwin and Juliette Gréco, "Left Bank" serves as a stroll along the boulevards of the cultural capital of the 1940s.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-09-18 ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Jacques Audiard, best known for directing films such as "Dheepan" and "A Prophet", is back with a genuine Western, entitled "The Sisters Brothers". FRANCE 24's Vincent Roux sat...

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2018-09-17 ENCORE!

Music show: Sônge, Christine and the Queens, plus Prince

We meet Sônge, an up-and-coming French artist with an eclectic alt-RnB sound that blends elements of electro and hip-hop. She’s gearing up to release her debut album showcasing...

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2018-09-14 ENCORE!

The making of a masterpiece: Picasso's landmark pieces on show

What elevates a simple work of art to the rank of masterpiece? A new show at the Picasso museum in Paris delves into the question, with the help of paintings like "On The Beach",...

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2018-09-13 ENCORE!

A Director of his Word on Pope Francis

From a new pass that opens up expensive high-end culture to young people in France to the fight for equality between the sexes at the Toronto Film Festival, and an interview with...

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