Monthly Archives: December 2011

After reading A Moveable Feast I decided to venture to Café de Fleurs, one of the places mentioned by Hemingway. I had already done the other major ones like La Rotonde, Brasserie Lipp, etc. I met a couple friends there, … Continue reading

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In New York I spend a lot of time walking. I never take the train if I can help it, especially if it’s twenty blocks or less. Sometimes I’ll even leave at midnight and walk into the wee hours of … Continue reading

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A man sits in the corner with a very small, very sad looking dog. The sound of the buzzer on the metro doors is informing the entirety of Saint Michel that they are closing. Of course, the French rush on … Continue reading

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My Brief Stint as Shakespeare’s Intern

Shakespeare and Company: the center of the literary expatriate movement in Paris. Hemingway borrowed books from the shelves and Joyce published Ulysseshere. Still holding English-speaking readings on Monday nights and shelving crammed with English books, it still seems to attract … Continue reading

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Saint-Denis

As a resident of Place de Clichy, my neighborhood and street become the stomping grounds of the Banlieu at night.  Often when I come home from ExpatLit I have to ask a group of men to move away from my … Continue reading

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Pompidou Thoughts

After visiting the Centre du Pompidou to visit the Yayoi Kusama exhibit, who happens to be one of my long time obsessions, I found myself outside staring at the building from the massive pit. The space was filled with life: … Continue reading

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Love in the Afternoon Crowd

A couple of weeks ago I saw St. Vincent perform at Café de la Danse. Before playing the opening track from her most recent album, Strange Mercy, she described the film that the song title was taken from: Chloe in … Continue reading

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