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Paris in Mind Three Centuries of Americans Writing about Paris

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Edited and with an Introduction by Jennifer Lee

From Mark Twain to Langston Hughes, from Saul Bellow to David Sedaris; Three centuries of Americans writing about their romance (and frustrations) with Paris
Paperback, 261 pages
Published 2008 by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc
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Jun 26, 2015 David rated it really liked it
Took a long time to read this one because a couple of the longer essays/stories are a touch boring (John Adams---I'm looking at you). However, all in all it is a great way to get a feel for Paris through the ages and includes all of the biggest names associated with the city.

Particularly fun to finish while on vacation in France. :)
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Shaw was born Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff in the South Bronx, New York City, to Russian Jewish immigrants. Shaw was a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. He is best known for his novels, The Young Lions (1948) and Rich Man Poor Man (1970).

His parents were Rose and Will. His younger brother, David Shaw
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