“America is my country, and Paris is my home town.”

April 1, 2009 at 3:00 am Leave a comment

Gertrude Stein is the one who wrote those words, but she is certainly not the only American writer to have felt that way.

And although it is not the only place in the world that has attracted more than its fair share of artists over the centuries, both the strength and the persistence of its appeal invites the question: “Why Paris?”

We’ll be exploring this question, and some of the reasons Paris has been and continues to be for so many writers (not just Americans) truly a “City of Light.”

Stay tuned…and a bientot!

Janet Hulstrand

P.S. The answer to today’s Twitter Riddle is….Henry James! Here is the full quote:

“…the great merit of the place is that one can arrange one’s life here exactly as one pleases…there are facilities for every kind of habit and taste, and everything is accepted and understood.”  Henry James, in a letter to a friend (1876)


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