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CELEBRATING PATRICIA'S BIRTHDAY!
"THE BAD BOYS AND BAD GIRLS OF LITERATURE IN PARIS: COLETTE, OSCAR WILDE, GEORGE SAND, "
Sunday 30 September 2012
19h00 - 22h30ish
(Happy Hour. Dinner and Dessert. David's Presentation. More Great Socializing)
Our Guest of Honor
Author of "Writer's In Paris"
From "Writers In Paris" - Excerpts www.writersinparis.com
Colette A Paris: In Claudine à Paris, published in 1901, the seventeen-year-old heroine, whose father has dragged her away from their village in Burgundy starts to take a look at the city: "I can't conceive why people live in Paris for their pleasure, without being forced to do so; no, but I'm beginning to understand that you can take an interest in what happens in these big six-story boxes."
Oscar Wilde: Wild's Last Days. "I am dyng beyond my means," Oscar Wilde famously quipped as he lay on his deathbed. And it was perfectly true. Dirt cheap though the Hôtel d'Alsace was, if it hadn't been for the soft heart of the owner, Wilde would have been evicted for nonpayment.. About the the deadful wallpaper in the hotel room he said, "One of us has to go." He went at fourty-six, on November 30, 1900.
George Sand:: George Sand At Her Mansarde Bleue.. The four years George Sand lived in her "mansarde bleue,"
About David Burke
David Burke is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and former television journalist, most notably at CBS News, on two series with Walter Cronkite, The 21st Century and Walter Cronkite Reports, and as a writer/producer on 60 Minutes, working with Dan Rather and Ed Bradley. He also worked on documentaries for ABC, NBC, PBS, and other companies in New York. Since 1986 he has been living in Paris and focusing on France in the books and articles he has written and some of the documentaries he and his wife Joanne Burke have been making, including their work in progress, Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light, about writers, artists, jazz musicians, and Josephine Baker in France in the period from 1918 to 1940.David and Joanne have been involved in numerous film projects..
TO GET A FEELING FOR THE WONDERFUL LEGENDARY PARIS YOU MUST WATCH JOANNE AND DAVID BURKE'S 7-MINUTE YouTube VIDEO, inspired by Woody Allen's MIDNIGHT IN PARIS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miH9U0FiesY.
TO LEARN ABOUT LITERARY PARIS HISTORY: WRITERS IN PARIS, Literary Lives in the City of Light, a lively book about French and foreign writers for whom Paris, that amazing hotbed of creativity, was a key place in their lives and work Many fascinating details about the City that we all love. Also learn about David's Fascinatiing Litereary Walking Tours. Upcoming tours every Sunday and some weekdays.. For details: :www.writersinparis.com
Legendary Paris! - Patricia
Address: (One of this month's gourmet venues.) COOL, exotic venues with great food in the heart of the Latin Quarter!
It's €24..00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun gourmet dinner at our favorite, upbeat restaurant in the Latin Quarter, m° Cluny La - Sorbonne. We'll confirm the address with the reservation.
Reserve on firstname.lastname@example.org NO TEXT MESSAGES PLEASE.
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