Paris in July
Paris in July hosted by Thyme for Tea is a great event. I Focus on literary works and nonfiction but you are invited to share your thoughts and experience on anything Paris related, from a great recipe, a favourite movie set in Paris, mine is Ninotchka, an account of your stay in Paris. I hope lots of people join in. Just be sure and link you post on The event home page.
This year I have some interesting to me Reading plans, ranging from two stories by the great Yiddish writer, Blume Lempel, who lived in and loved Paris, a novel about theater life by Colette, a set in Paris Short stories by an Emigre White Russian who worked as a cab driver in
Paris for 25 years, something by Balzac, a new translated from French Biography of George Sand, a history of food in Paris and what ever else I come upon.
Below are my readings for the three prior years.
Works I read during Paris in July in 2017
2. The Black Notebook by Patrick Modiano
3. "A Duel" by Guy de Maupassant ( A Franco-Prussian War Story
4. Life, Death, and Betrayal at The Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar Mazzeo (non fiction)
5. How the French Invented Love by Marilyn Yolem (literary history)
6. "The Lost Child" by Francois Coppée
7. "The Juggler of Norte Dame" by Anatole France- no post
8. A Very French Christmas- A Collection of the Greatest Holiday Stories of France
10. After the Circus by Patrick Modiano
11. "Gaudissart II" by Honore de Balzac
12. 6:41 to Paris by Jean-Phillipe Blondel
14. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
15. The Madeleine Project by Clara Beaudoux
17. The Occupation Trilogy by Patrick Modiano
18. Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Works I read for Paris in July in 2016
- Two Paris cat stories
2. Mavis Gallant - Two Set in Paris works, a short story and a note book entry
3. Five Nights in Paris by John Baxter.
4. The Little Paris Book Store by Nina George
5. "The Problem of Summer Time" by Marcel Ayme
6. "Love Under the Roof" by Emile Zola
7. "The Purse" by Honore de Balzac
8. Gertrude Stein and her Family by Kathleen Warren - a first rate literary biography
9. "Czarist Parisian Emigres" by Joseph Roth
10. Gigi by Collete it gets no more Parisian than this.
11. The Cat by Collete
Works I read for Paris in July in 2015
1. "Baum, Gabriel, 1935" by Mavis Gilbert - A wonderful set in Paris short story
2. "Two Friends" by Guy de Maupassant-
3. "Mildred Larson" by George Moore- What Paris Meant to the Irish
4. "The Parisian Stage" by Henry James - an illuminating essay
5. "The Man Who Could Walk Through Walls" by Marcel Aymé- a new to me writer I will return to
6. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris, 1932 by Francine Prose - interesting
7. Shocking Paris Soutine, Chagall and the Outlaw Art of Montaparrne by Stanley Meisler-a
Well done account of Yiddish emigre artists in Paris
8. Short Stories about Cats by Three Classic French authors
10. The End of Evil Ways by Honoré de Balzac
11. Mademoiselle Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History by Rhonda K. Garelick- brilliant bio.
12. The Horla by Guy de Maupassant, translated by Sandra Smith
13. "A Piece of Bread" by Francois Coppee
14. The Wine of Solitude by Iréne Némirovsky- White Russians move to Paris
Considering joining, it is a great way to discover new bloggers and learn about Paris.