Paris Post War: Art and Existentialism 1945-55

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The Poor Existentialist

In spring and summer: from 11am until 1pm sun-bathing at the cafe Flore.

At 1pm: lunch, mostly on credit, in one of the bistros of the quartier. One of these bistros in the Rue Jacob is commonly known as 'The Assassins'.

From 3pm until 6pm: at the Flore.

From 6pm until half past: work in one or other of the rare rooms which the existentialist has managed to hang on to

From 6pm until 8pm: Flore

From 8pm until midnight: Bar Vert

From midnight until 10am: Tabou

On Sundays, the Flore is abandoned for the Deux Magots

On Saturdays, the Tabou for the Bal Negre.

From Boris Vian: manuel de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, edited by Noel Arnaud (Chene)

Paris Post War: Art and Existentialism 1945-55 at the Tate Gallery until 5


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