Posts filed under ‘About Paris’
A sad farewell to another wonderful independent bookstore..the Village Voice English-language bookshop in Paris. And a thank you to Odile Hellier, bookseller extraordinaire…
Many of the everyday annoyances of life can be cured very simply by spending an hour or two in a Parisian café, watching the world go by, or move on, around you.
A rich array of appetizers for the main course: Paris: A Literary Adventure!
Here are a few of my favorite books written in, set in, or about Paris. An idiosyncratic list of “additional reading” for my students and anyone else who cares to browse.
Forty-five years after it was first published, a newly “restored” version of A Moveable Feast, Hemingway’s classic memoir of his early years in Paris has been released, amid great controversy. How are readers to decide which of these two versions to read?
The Seine, that lovely river that draws everyone inexorably to its banks, has also drawn the notice and literary homage of virtually every writer who has ever spent time in Paris.
In Paris, people take the time to enjoy living. Why don’t we all?
With each new group of students, the beauty, wonder and excitement of Paris is experienced, as if for the first time, all over again.
Paris has traditionally been a welcoming place for African-American writers, many of whom wrote about the experience.
The French have a term for it: laisser-faire, and it means, basically, that minding your own business is a beautiful thing…