To be clear, I love all books, which must be understood before you read my next sentence: Over the past few years, my enjoyment of fiction has been overtaken by my greater enthusiasm for non-fiction. This may be a bold statement, to be sure, but if you ever read, “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas,” writtenContinue reading “Alice B. Toklas”
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Gertrude Stein – A Bold Experimenter
“Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing.” Gertrude Stein If I was ever asked who I would like to spend an afternoon with, I would choose Gertrude Stein. After all, she lived in Paris surrounded by all that she loved best – art, music, poetry, food and wine. Her residence at the salon,Continue reading “Gertrude Stein – A Bold Experimenter”
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
“Not all pioneers went west.” David McCullough I will confess that my 2013 OTR Reading Program was excessively optimistic!! It is October; only two months to go before 2013 will be replaced by the 2014 OTR Reading Program. I am taking the “unread” books with me for they are simply too good to leaveContinue reading “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris”
Palais de Chaillot, Paris, 7 June 1940 “Rumours are flying, all flatly contradictory, but it seems clear that the Germans are advancing on all fronts. It’s only a matter of advanced units of motorized troops – naturally – but however they try to explain it away in the newspapers and on the radio, I’m convincedContinue reading “Résistance”
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