Book Discussion: We’ll Always Have Paris, Literature in the City of Light–Ernest Hemingway with Samuél Lopez-Barrantes

Book Discussion: We’ll Always Have Paris, Literature in the City of Light–Ernest Hemingway with Samuél Lopez-Barrantes


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What is it about Paris that has kept Americans dreaming for over a century? Is it the majestic tree-lined Boulevard Saint Germain or the seedy cafes in Pigalle, the long walks along the Seine, or the illicit parties in the city’s underbelly? In this four-part series that spans history, literature, and philosophy, author, musician, and Sorbonne professor Samuél Lopez-Barrantes will guide you through the lives and imaginations of four of the most important artists to live and write in the City of Lights. Each session will be devoted to one book and one author,  from Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, James Baldwin, to Gertrude Stein. Participants are invited to read the works before attending the seminar or are welcome to use the session as a precursor to later reading.
In this session, we will read and discuss Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. We will discuss the author’s life as a young artist during the Roaring Twenties, comparing the artistic expression of the 1920s to the 2020s.
Led by an expert on history and literature, Professor Samuél Lopez-Barrantes, this interactive seminar will discuss four 20th century American masterpieces that were written in and about the City of Light. Designed to inform curiosity as well as educate, participants will come away with a deeper appreciation for the selected works as well as for a better understanding as to why Paris has continually attracted American artists well into the 21st century.
This conversation is part of a four-part series on literature connected to Paris with Samuél Lopez-Barrantes. Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of a four-week series.

Samuél is a novelist and musician who has lived in Paris since 2010. He holds an M.A. in European Society from University College London and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Samuél teaches literature and creative writing at Paris' Sorbonne. He is also in an American folk-rock trio, Slim & The Beast, whose self-titled EP has already caught the attention of Rolling Stone France.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Melinda Pagliarello (Alexandria, US)
Great sense of a place and time

Samuél's use of photos, maps, and text from "Moveable Feast" blended together for an enjoyable and educational discussion on both Paris as a time and place, as well as the literary qualities of the book. Highly recommend the book discussion for those that enjoy both travel and literature.

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J (Vancouver, CA)
A short walk in Paris filled with Hemingway!

Samuel always does a brilliant seminar - I loved the overlays of text on the slides as well as an actual map to show us where we were. - enrolled in the next two... for more Paris...

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Susan Starr (Jenkintown, US)
We’ll Always Have Paris

Very knowledgeable and informative, quick paced

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Chuck (Palm Springs, US)
Engaging, informing and participatory conversation

If you're looking for a conversation with an informed scholar about intellectual, cultural and historical importances, then Samuél Lopez-Barrantes is your guy.

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Thomas Lee (Boston, US)
Brilliant presentation

Samuel is amazing. He knows his subject so well--and speaks fluently and easily -- in this case -- about E Hemingway. I will actively seek out his lectures and know they will be excellent.

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Based on 5 reviews
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Melinda Pagliarello (Alexandria, US)
Great sense of a place and time

Samuél's use of photos, maps, and text from "Moveable Feast" blended together for an enjoyable and educational discussion on both Paris as a time and place, as well as the literary qualities of the book. Highly recommend the book discussion for those that enjoy both travel and literature.

J
J (Vancouver, CA)
A short walk in Paris filled with Hemingway!

Samuel always does a brilliant seminar - I loved the overlays of text on the slides as well as an actual map to show us where we were. - enrolled in the next two... for more Paris...

S
Susan Starr (Jenkintown, US)
We’ll Always Have Paris

Very knowledgeable and informative, quick paced

C
Chuck (Palm Springs, US)
Engaging, informing and participatory conversation

If you're looking for a conversation with an informed scholar about intellectual, cultural and historical importances, then Samuél Lopez-Barrantes is your guy.

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Thomas Lee (Boston, US)
Brilliant presentation

Samuel is amazing. He knows his subject so well--and speaks fluently and easily -- in this case -- about E Hemingway. I will actively seek out his lectures and know they will be excellent.