Five Paris Historical Reads

Andrew Hussey, Paris: The Secret History (Bloomsbury, 2006)

Colin Jones, Paris: The Biography of a City (Viking, 2004)

Graham Robb, Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris (Norton and Co., 2010)

Rod Kedward, La Vie en bleu, France and the French Since 1900 (Penguin, 2006)

Alistair Horne, Seven Ages of Paris (Knopf, 2002)

Five French Novels

Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Europa Editions, 2008)

Michel Houellebecq, Platform (Knopf, 2003)

Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831)

Georges Perec, Life: A User's Manual (1978)

Emile Zola, The Belly of Paris (1873)

Five New Wave Films

François Truffaut, Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959)

Alain Resnais, Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Jean-Luc Godard, À bout de souffle (1960)

Agnès Varda, Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962)

François Truffaut, Jules et Jim (1962)

Five Contemporary French Films

Mathieu Kassovitz, La Haine (1995)

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amélie (2001)

Michael Haneke, Caché (Hidden; 2005)

Julie Delpy, 2 Days in Paris (2007)

Laurent Cantet, Entre Les Murs (The Class; 2008)

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