Paris on the Page
For writers serious and otherwise, Paris has always been a muse, the aesthetically inspiring place-feeling-energy that sends men and women of letters to their journal (or typewriter or, more likely these days, their keypad). We all have something to say about the world’s most beautfiul city — or at least we feel as though we ought to have something to say. It requires some measure of humility and equanimity to admit that everything one wishes one might write about Paris has indeed already be written. Much of it by a man named Gopnik.
Read his book Paris to the Moon. Then go there yourself.
Then see what’s left to be said. Which is not much.
Then read the book again and be glad that writers as great as Monsiuer Gopnik share their insights and poetry with the world.