Early 2011, when we just met, my partner gave me the book ‘Laatste nachten van Parijs’ by Philippe Soupault. Back then, I was going to Paris with my (about to break up with) boyfriend. Those were confusing times.
I’m a great lover of surrealism, and I loved this book to pieces. It’s beautifully translated into Dutch and totally catches the vibes of Paris in the early 20th century.
If you don’t read Dutch, obviously, the book is available in French, but also in English (a translation by William Carlos Williams!). A highly recommended read if you’re into Paris and Surrealism.