Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Thursday, July 2, 2020

My Plans and Hopes for Paris in July 2020

My Plans and Hopes for Paris in July 2020

Website for Paris in July 2020 - Hosted by Thyme for Tea

Thyme for Tea has hosted Paris in July for ten years, this is our sixth year as a participant.  This is a great event. It is a good way to meet bloggers outside the book Blog World.  Maybe most of us figure we don’t have a  Paris trip coming up soon but we can still visit  one of Cultural capitals of the World thanks to Paris in July.

Every year I design my own image for the event (The official one is really perfect).  This year I found a lovely post card created by Picasso.

I even have have an official song for The Event, The Summer I Read Colette by Rossane Cash.

“Welcome to the first week of Paris in July 2020, the 10th anniversary of sharing our love of Paris, and all things French through our blogging community. There are so many ways to celebrate Paris - literature, food, wine, theatre, language, history, holidays, and of course music”.  From Thyme for Tea’s opening statement.

I have some no doubt  overly ambitious plans for Paris in July but here is what I hope to read.


RITUALS FOR THE DEAD Religion and Community in the Medieval University of Paris WILLIAM J. COURTENAY

Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte by Kate Williams

James Joyce and The Question of Paris by Catherine Flynn

Marie Antoinette’s World by Will Bashir

Marc Chagall by Jonathan Wilson

The Flaneur: A Stroll Through Paris by Edmund White

PROUST’S DUCHESS how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle paris by Caroline Weber


Fear by Gabriel Chevallier.  A classic account of France during WW One

Missing Person by Patrick Modiano . A Paris detective story by a Nobel Laureatte

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad

The Memoirs of Two Young Wives  by Honore de Balzac
Short Stories 

For sure I Will post on at least one set in Paris Short Story by Mavis Gallant, hopefully several.

I have selected Short Stories by two of France’s greatest writers, Emile Zola and Guy de Maupassant

I have hopes to read Paris based Short Stories by 20th century English language writers i admire such
As Alice Adams, Shirley Hazzard, Paul Boules, and Hortense Callisher. We also have collections of Short Stories by Colette, Marcelle Ayme and Emanuel Bove, in translation.

I hope to get to Short Stories by two of my favourite writers, translated from Yiddish, Chava Rosenfarb and Blume Lempel, both lived in Paris for several years.

I look Forward to Reading the marvelous posts by participants and offer my thanks to Thyme for Tea for giving us this oppurtunity

Mel u
Ambrosia Bousweau.


Brona said...

I look forward to seeing which books you end up reading this month.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wonderful image and theme song for the event. And a fascinating list of books.

crackercrumblife said...

It sounds like you have some wonderful reading ahead of you this month! And I love that you have a song for the month as well. :)

Buried In Print said...

What is more fun than an ambitious reading plan?
An ambitious reading plan based on a favourite theme!