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Book Review: The Existential Englishman: Paris Among the Artists

…It seems to me that The Existential Englishman is first and foremost a love letter to Paris, and it is an extraordinarily rich, complex, substantive, and thoughtful love letter to the city indeed…

Continue Reading August 30, 2019 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

An Interview with Cara Black, Author of Murder on the Champ de Mars

“Aimée Leduc was born from my love affair with Paris and my desire to be a Parisienne. I think a lot of us have an inner French girl struggling to get out. I…needed a woman who would be strong, feisty, vulnerable, good with computers, fashionable, and who would solve crimes wearing high heels…”

Continue Reading August 15, 2015 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

Book Review: David Downie’s “A Passion for Paris: Romanticism & Romance in the City of Light”

…I found myself instantly drawn in and not only interested, but mesmerized, by Paris of the Romantic Age as he has brought it to life….

Continue Reading April 16, 2015 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

A Conversation with David Downie, author of A Passion for Paris

“My early relationship with Paris was pugilistic. Then I became enchanted…I’ve been here about 30 years, and I have always tried to understand the spell Paris casts on people from all over the world…Why Paris? Why not Rome, or Amsterdam, or New York, or Tokyo, or San Francisco?”

Continue Reading April 7, 2015 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Paris Bookshelf: Good Books About Paris

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.

Continue Reading April 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm 8 comments


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