December 4, 2012
Place du Peyrou, Montpellier (May, 2012)

Place du Peyrou, Montpellier (May, 2012)

4:32am
Filed under: Montpellier France 
November 10, 2012
“I’m Done”

bostonreview:

Philip Roth retires: “I have dedicated my life to the novel: I studied, I taught, I wrote and I read. With the exclusion of almost everything else. Enough is enough! I no longer feel this fanaticism to write what I have experienced in my life.”

The Salon article says the story broke in a French magazine called Les Inrocks, and then goes on to reveal something else:

(The interview is published in French; we used an Internet program to translate his quotes into English. We asked his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, for confirmation. They reached out to Roth this morning. “He said it was true,” said Lori Glazer, vice president and executive director of publicity.)

So, apparently no one on the staff of Salon can read French, and they rely on Google translate in cases like this. Ouch. C’est triste.

(via millionsmillions)

July 26, 2012
The Rust Belt of France: Béziers

I’ve been out of the loop for a while, but somewhere between Morocco and Bristol Bay, Alaska, The Bygone Bureau published the final essay in my three-part series on the Rust Belt of France.

7:51am
  
Filed under: france bygone bureau 
May 24, 2012
Rust Belt of France: Marseille

The second piece in my series on the south of France is up at The Bygone Bureau. This one’s about Marseille.

(this is Meg in the abandoned parking lot that surrounds Marseille Cathedral)

3:43pm
  
Filed under: the bygone bureau france 
April 25, 2012
The Rust Belt of France: Montpellier

The first installment of a series I’m doing for The Bygone Bureau on lesser-known cities in France, beginning with where I currently live, Montpellier.

8:13pm
Filed under: France prose Bygone Bureau 
March 12, 2012
French WWI propaganda magazine (4 November, 1915). Purchased yesterday for 1€ at the ghetto flea market out in Mosson.
Opening sentence of the first article: “Our ascendance over the enemy continues to manifest itself on all points along the front, not only pushing back all their violent counter-attacks, but gaining ground and removing obstacles that had hampered our offensive.”

French WWI propaganda magazine (4 November, 1915). Purchased yesterday for 1€ at the ghetto flea market out in Mosson.

Opening sentence of the first article: “Our ascendance over the enemy continues to manifest itself on all points along the front, not only pushing back all their violent counter-attacks, but gaining ground and removing obstacles that had hampered our offensive.”

10:02am
  
Filed under: WWI France 
November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving, from France.

Happy Thanksgiving, from France.

11:33pm
  
Filed under: France 
September 18, 2011
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation de Nancy

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation de Nancy

4:46pm
Filed under: France 
August 5, 2011
…And this is how we lay down violin tracks three nights before we leave.

…And this is how we lay down violin tracks three nights before we leave.

3:05am
Filed under: France the new time 
August 5, 2011
This is how we decide what non-clothes things we’re taking with us.

This is how we decide what non-clothes things we’re taking with us.

3:04am
  
Filed under: France 
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