Monday, June 5, 2017

Writers In Paris: Literary Lives in the City of Light

David Burke
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No City has attracted so much literary talent, launched so many illustrious careers, or produced such a wealth of enduring literature as Paris. From the fifteenth century through the twentieth, poets, novelists, and playwrights, famed for both their work and their lives, were shaped by this enchanting place. From the natives such as Moliere, Genet, and Anais Nin to expats like Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, and Gertrude Stein, author David Burke follows hundreds of writers through Paris's labyrinthine streets, inviting readers on his grand tour.

Unique in scope and approach, Writers in Paris crosses from the Right bank to the Left and on to the Ille de la Cité as it explores the alleyways and haunts frequented by the world's most storied writers. Burke focuses not only on their writing, but on their passions, ecstasies, obsessions, and betrayals. Equally appealing to Francophiles and serious readers, this engaging book includes maps and more than one hundred evocative photographs.

(Excerpt from

“The Roofs of Paris” Exhibition at City University of Hong Kong
- An unforgettable visual journey through views of Paris from high above

Date: 26 May to 23 July 2017
Time: 10am to 7pm daily. Closed on Mondays
Venue: CityU Exhibition Gallery, City University of Hong Kong
Admission: Free admission

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