In in interview with Aaron Lake Smith for The Rumpus, Luc Sante calls The Invention of Paris "really fantastic" and characterizes Eric Hazan, the author, as a "kindred spirit." Sante's recent review of The Invention of Paris for the New York Review of Books praised Hazan's book as "one of the greatest books about the city anyone has written in decades." Demand for The Invention of Paris has been so great that Verso has sold through its hardcover printing in less than a year. A lovely paperback edition, with new full-color maps and illustrations, will be available in April 2011.
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