James F. Penrose lives in Paris.
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Features June 2021
Full of insight, full of fun
On Critique musicale, volume 10, by Hector Berlioz.
Features March 2021
On French aristocrats at the twilight of the ancien régime.
Notebook January 2021
Prize time in Paris
On the many book prizes of Paris and their attendant traditions.
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Jun 18, 2021
Legs here, legs there
On “L’Empire des sens de Boucher à Greuze” at the Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris.
Jun 09, 2021
Out of sight, not out of mind
On “Peintres Femmes 1780–1830,” at Musée du Luxembourg, Paris.
Apr 22, 2021
Apropos of nothing in particular
On various recent & not-so-recent books of interest in Paris’s bookstores.