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​Edward Baron Turk

Edward Baron Turk is a professor emeritus of the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books on the performing arts include Child of Paradise: Marcel Carné and the Golden Age of French Cinema (Harvard University Press), Hollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald (University of California Press), and French Theatre Today: The View from New York, Paris, and Avignon (University of Iowa Press). He resides in New York City; Paris; and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Hôtel du Nord: The Atmosphere in Question

With one foot in naturalism and the other in dreams and poetry, Marcel Carné’s visually rousing drama is an ode to the daily vicissitudes of ordinary Parisians.

By ​Edward Baron Turk