12 Recommendations: WLT’s Parisian Expat Reading List

 

Strangers in Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Ligth

David Barnes & Megan Fernandes, eds.

Strangers in Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Light (Tightrope, 2011)

Strangers in Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Ligth

Geoff Dyer

Paris Trance (North Point Press, 2000)

A Little Circle of Kindred Minds: Joyce in Paris

Conor Fennell

A Little Circle of Kindred Minds: Joyce in Paris (Green Lamp Media, 2011)

Parise Cafe: The Select Crowd

Noël Riley Fitch & Rick Tulka

Paris Café: The Sélect Crowd  (Soft Skull, 2007)

Paris Par Hasard

Terrence William Gelenter

Paris Par Hasard: From Bagels to Brioche (Paris through Expatriate Eyes, 2010)

Paris to the Moon Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology

Adam Gopnik

Paris to the Moon (Random House, 2000) and Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (Library of America, 2004)

Strangers in Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Ligth Le Mariage

Diane Johnson

Le Divorce (Plume, 1998) and Le Mariage (Plume, 2001).

Strangers in Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Ligth Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs

Jeremy Mercer

Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare and Co. (St. Martin’s Press, 2005) and Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs (Phoenix, 2006)

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

McCullough, David

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (Simon & Schuster, 2011)

Foreign Bodies

Cynthia Ozick

Foreign Bodies (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010)

Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day (Back Bay Books, 2001)

Never Any End to Paris

Enrique Vila-Matas

Never Any End to Paris, tr. Anne McLean (New Directions, 2011)

 

WLT's Parisian Expat Reading List is a supplement to Michelle Johnson's interview with Alexander Maksik, "The Romance and Reality of Paris: A Conversation with Alexander Maksik."


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