We'll Never Have Paris - a portrait of the city through British eyes.

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Join us for an evening exploring the allure of bohemian and literary Paris with contibutors from Repeater Press' WE'LL NEVER HAVE PARIS anthology. Readers on the night will include Nicholas Blincoe, Gavin James Bower, Thom Cuell, Lauren Elkin, Alex Pheby, CD Rose Nicholas Royle and Christiana Spens.

About the book:

''When good Americans die, they go to Paris'', wrote the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in 1894.

The French capital has always radiated an unmatched cultural, political and intellectual brilliance in the anglophone imagination, maintaining its status as the modern cosmopolitan city par excellence through the twentieth century to today.

We'll Never Have Paris explores this enduring fascination with this myth of a bohemian and literary Paris (that of the Lost Generation, Joyce, Beckett and Shakespeare and Company) which also happens to be a largely anglophone construct - one which the Eurostar and Brexit only seem to have exacerbated in recent years.

Edited by Andrew Gallix, this collection brings together many of the most talented and adventurous writers from the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia and New Zealand to explore this theme through short stories, essays and poetry, in order to build up a captivating portrait of Paris as viewed by English speakers today - A Moveable Feast for the twenty-first century.

We'll Never Have Paris includes contributions from seventy-nine authors, including Tom McCarthy, Will Self, Brian Dillon, Joanna Walsh, Eley Williams, Max Porter, Sophie Mackintosh and Lauren Elkin.

“Funny, allusive, clever… an entire volume devoted to the idea that the city can never live up to the Paris of the imagination. — Times Literary Supplement

This event is free but do please register your interest in advance.

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Blackwell's Bookshop

University Green

146 Oxford Road

Manchester

M13 9GP

United Kingdom

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