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(North) Americans in Paris: An Interview with Adam Gopnik Fanfare

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Ernest Hemingway first arrived in Paris in December of 1921. One hundred years later, Emily in Paris is back for another season. Why, chers amis, do we continue to be captivated by stories of Americans in Paris? To get to the bottom of this question, Monica and Emma enlist the help of one of our favourite writers (about Paris and in general): the author and essayist Adam Gopnik. A New Yorker staff writer since 1986, Gopnik moved with his wife and infant son from New York to Paris in 1995 and began filing real-life French dispatches under the New Yorker’s then-editor Tina Brown. Select essays from the “Paris Journal,” as the dispatches were known in the magazine, became his book Paris to the Moon (2000), which one might argue was responsible for rekindling North Americans’ infatuation with Paris for a new generation. In this interview with Gopnik, we seek to understand why it is that, as Oscar Wilde once put it, “when good Americans die, they go to Paris.”
Thank you for listening! Send us your thoughts, feelings, reactions in an email or voice note: fanfarefanmail@gmail.com. 
(North) Americans in Paris playlist by D.J. Monicuddles
Books, authors, etc. in order of mention:
Paris to the Moon, by Adam Gopnik
At the Strangers' Gate by Adam Gopnik
Through the Children’s Gate by Adam Gopnik
Leaving Paris by Tigran Hamasyan
A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism by Adam Gopnik
“Why Don’t the French Celebrate Lafayette?” by Adam Gopnik via The New Yorker
The Garden of Eden, a posthumously published novel by Ernest Hemingway
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Canada by Bruce McCall
“Is There a Crisis in French Cooking?” and “Couture Shock” by Adam Gopnik via The New Yorker (also in Paris to the Moon)
Molière: The Complete Richard Wilbur Translations
Thank you to our producers Joel Grove and Matt Viney-Bentley.
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Ernest Hemingway first arrived in Paris in December of 1921. One hundred years later, Emily in Paris is back for another season. Why, chers amis, do we continue to be captivated by stories of Americans in Paris? To get to the bottom of this question, Monica and Emma enlist the help of one of our favourite writers (about Paris and in general): the author and essayist Adam Gopnik. A New Yorker staff writer since 1986, Gopnik moved with his wife and infant son from New York to Paris in 1995 and began filing real-life French dispatches under the New Yorker’s then-editor Tina Brown. Select essays from the “Paris Journal,” as the dispatches were known in the magazine, became his book Paris to the Moon (2000), which one might argue was responsible for rekindling North Americans’ infatuation with Paris for a new generation. In this interview with Gopnik, we seek to understand why it is that, as Oscar Wilde once put it, “when good Americans die, they go to Paris.”
Thank you for listening! Send us your thoughts, feelings, reactions in an email or voice note: fanfarefanmail@gmail.com. 
(North) Americans in Paris playlist by D.J. Monicuddles
Books, authors, etc. in order of mention:
Paris to the Moon, by Adam Gopnik
At the Strangers' Gate by Adam Gopnik
Through the Children’s Gate by Adam Gopnik
Leaving Paris by Tigran Hamasyan
A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism by Adam Gopnik
“Why Don’t the French Celebrate Lafayette?” by Adam Gopnik via The New Yorker
The Garden of Eden, a posthumously published novel by Ernest Hemingway
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Canada by Bruce McCall
“Is There a Crisis in French Cooking?” and “Couture Shock” by Adam Gopnik via The New Yorker (also in Paris to the Moon)
Molière: The Complete Richard Wilbur Translations
Thank you to our producers Joel Grove and Matt Viney-Bentley.
C’est tout! Thank you for rating + reviewing + recycling + subscribing.

Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1 hr 10 min

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