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Sunday, January 19, 2014

James Baldwin’s Paris

James Baldwin in 1962. Carl Mydans/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
"Having spent nearly a decade living in Paris, I’d eaten at Les Deux Magots many times. That afternoon, however, I had a specific purpose in mind. I was retracing James Baldwin’s steps through Paris, while asking myself where Baldwin might be living if he were in the city now. To further my search, I had invited the expatriate African-American novelist — and Baldwin enthusiast — Jake Lamar to join me at Les Deux Magots, hoping he would catch any gaps in my itinerary."
More at NYTimes.com

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