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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Books About Americans in Paris

Flavorwire highlighted the "25 Essential Books About Americans in Paris," According to the article:
"Americans have been traveling to Paris to be appreciated for their poetic struggle for years, and a whole Seine's worth of books have come along to share the story."
Here are three of our favorites on the list:

Leave it to unparalleled dad-historian David McCullough to go into the root of the American artist’s journey to Paris, covering minds like John Singer Sargent, Isadora Duncan, and Mary Cassatt.-Flavorwire 

Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
A plus about writing for The New Yorker: they will send you to Paris. You will probably have to write about your impressions. Gopnik calls his time in Paris, with un bebe in tow, a “sentimental re-education.”-Flavorwire 

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
A crucial piece of the Hemingway mythology, this memoir takes you to 1920s expatriate Paris with Hemingway and the rest of the gang, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Ford Maddox Ford, among others. Learn where Hemingway smoked, drank, and wrote, and feel some sort of inspiration in that knowledge.-Flavorwire 

If you'd like to travel to Paris without the expense before the chaos of the fall "Back to School" fever grabs hold of your life look at Flavorwire's  list and pick one to take you on a ride down the Seine.  

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