Paris vaut bien une messe

Editorial note: If you have not yet read our mission statement above, please do so in order that you can put our blogs in context. 

 

Paris, 11 June 2012

There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached. Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy.

This is the last paragraph of the first edition of “A Moveable Feast” by US writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and committed suicide. The collection of memoirs was published posthumously in 1964.

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 You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts.  For instance:

 1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)

2. Das Vierte Reich/The Fourth Reich (6 Feb 2012)

3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)

4. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)

5. What would Gandhi have said? (30 Jan 2012)

Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.

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