Looking for a modern-day moveable feast.
February 19, 2012 9:51 PM Subscribe
What are your favorite books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc) and films about contemporary life in Paris, Munich, and/or Zurich (or their environs)? (Translated into English, of course).
posted by tully_monster to society & culture (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Later this year, we're headed on a trip to Europe--for Dr. Tully Monster, it will be a work trip; for me it will be a chance to wander around alone for a week at a time in Paris, Munich, and Zurich, respectively, and just absorb. I can't wait, needless to say. But I'd kind of like to get a feel for the cities as they are now.
I have read The Elegance of the Hedgehog
, which is probably a good example of the kind of book I'm talking about. As far as movies go...kind of drawing a blank here, but looking for films that are kind of slice-of-lifeish--maybe like Fellini's Amarcord
? I've been to Paris once, but Munich and Zurich never.