"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you." Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
ah, ils sont très mignons!
These are probably the least well-dressed Parisian children I saw in my entire time there. Seriously, those kids are stylish. Don’t let these ragamuffins fool you. But I also learned that children who speak French are about a million times cuter than those who speak English.
When the directors of Ratatouille set out to create the look and feel of Paris in computer-generated art, they faced the same question that faces any artist tasked with capturing any particular place: What is it — visually — that makes this place this place?
Read more. [Image: Pixar, Carnegie Mellon University]]
No one seems ready to accept that the Parisian bookseller who, for thirty years, provided English speaking readers with the newest literary books, and the most exciting readings by authors— Allen Ginsberg, Raymond Carver, Susan Sontag, and Marilynne Robinson, to name a few (Michael Ondaatje, who will read from his latest book “The Cat’s Table” at end of this week, will be the last in this illustrious company)—will simply retire. No one, that is, but Hellier herself.
The Village Voice Bookshop, on the Rue Princesse in Paris, announced that it will go out of business on July 31st. Livia Manera attends the farewell party: http://nyr.kr/KDZcGK