Posts tagged ‘American writers in Paris’

Will the real Moveable Feast please stand up?

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?

Continue Reading February 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm 3 comments

An Interview with James A. Emanuel

James A. Emanuel is one of America’s finest poets, and not enough Americans know about his work. In this post, Janet Hulstrand interviews Mr. Emanuel, who has lived in Paris since 1986.

Continue Reading October 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm 6 comments

Why Paris? Reason #3

Paris has traditionally been a welcoming place for African-American writers, many of whom wrote about the experience.

Continue Reading May 16, 2009 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

Why Paris? Reason #2

The French have a term for it: laisser-faire, and it means, basically, that minding your own business is a beautiful thing…

Continue Reading April 11, 2009 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

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

…although it is certainly 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?”

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

Paris Through the Eyes of Travelers

My career developed out of a dual obsession. Reading made me want to travel, and traveling gave me more to read about. (And, in the way that it often does, all that reading eventually led to my own writing.)…It’s a cliche but it’s true: through the years I’ve learned as much from my students as they have from me. And we’ve all learned wonderful things together from the writers we’ve read…We’ve learned about love. About life. About the power and beauty of words.

Continue Reading March 29, 2009 at 3:19 am 2 comments


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