Writers have loved Paris for centuries; taste their honeyed words and you will, too.
“A MOVEABLE FEAST”
Ernest Hemingway’s recollections of American expat life in Paris in the 1920s sketch bars, cafes, and hotels still central to the myths of the City of Light.
Gertrude Stein’s stream-of-
consciousness account shows how to eat, drink, cross the street, and dress French.
Wrote Stein, “Paris is where
the 20th century was.”
“LIFE WITH PICASSO”
Françoise Gilot met Pablo
Picasso in Paris in 1943.
Her book captures the artistic ferment of the city during
the German occupation and
immediate postwar era.
Edmund White plays the flâneur — a seemingly aimless wanderer with a keen eye
for observation — in this
alternative guide that ranges from gay Paris to a history
of black Americans there.
Forget the musical and mine Victor Hugo’s original novel
for a sweeping and detailed sense of old Paris.