Daily Archives: May 28, 2007

Intellectual Life Before Dan Brown: Official

A modern Scholar in the Marais An older one, sans wi-fi “I enjoyed one thing in Paris, which I most desired above all things, and oftentimes wished for before I saw the citie, even the sight and company of that … Continue reading

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Monday In Search of Collective Experience

The Sphinxes behind the Pyramid “Today it Rained,’ Joe Turner, Three Days of the Condor, 1975. More Cult Members There are even traces at the Bar “Three” Home at Last

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I am Curious, Yellow

My Hungarian friend Zsuzsi put it best. It was dusk in Springtime, or snowy in the autumn, and we approached the Pont Neuf, the ancient Paris bridge that Tom Coryat saw when he was here. “We could kiss,” she said, … Continue reading

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Fonda’s Marais

Jane Fonda’s France is not normal. The American actor first came here at nineteen, staying at a villa her father, Henry, had rented near Villefrance in the south. There she met the Agnellis, Jacqueline Ribes, Princess Monica Gircona, and brother … Continue reading

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Written after the lightning…

…which wiped even the wifi out. This is another fi-fish, 48 hours later. “The unexpected encounter is a crucial theme within surrealism…” Mark Polizzotti Man, that inveterate dreamer, daily more discontent with his destiny, has trouble assessing the objects he … Continue reading

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