Category Archives: Apollinaire (Guillaume)

Time Flows On, Paris Remains

I land in Paris today and will negotiate between nostalgia and the city as it presently is. Apollinaire has a wonderful Paris poem about time moving on.

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When It Comes to Culture, Bet on France

In the wake of the ISIS attacks, France has something to fall back on: its proud literary tradition.

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