Americans and Paris (#3)

There has always been a strong relationship between Paris and American artists and writers.

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 Famous Americans who lived in Paris    A short Bibliography of books on Americans in Paris

 Artists, actors and musicians :

  • Josephine BAKER (1925-1975)
  • Sidney BECHET (1950-1959)
  • Mary CASSATT (1851-1926)
  • Kenny CLARKE (1956-1985)
  • William CHRISTIE (since 1970s)
  • Fenimore COOPER (1826-1833)
  • Isadora DUNCAN (1905-1927)
  • George HEALY (1834-1892)
  • Edward HOPPER (1906-1907)
  • Henry JAMES
  • Cole PORTER (1918-?)
  • Man RAY (1922-1925?)
  • John Singer SARGENT (1874-1925 between Paris, London and Italy)
  • Jean SEBERG (1958-1979)

Politicians :

  • Benjamin FRANKLIN (several times between 1767 and 1785)
  • Thomas JEFFERSON (1785-1787)
  • Gouverneur MORRIS (1789-1792)
  • Thomas PAINE (1792-1802)

Writers and journalists :

  • Sherwood ANDERSON
  • Paul AUSTER (1971-1974)
  • James BALDWIN (1948-1987)
  • Joel BARLOW (1788-1805)
  • Natalie Clifford BARNEY (1909-1969)
  • Sylvia BEACH (1925-1962)
  • Art BUCHWALD (1948-1962)
  • James Fenimore COOPER (1826-1833)
  • John DOS PASSOS (1921)
 
  • See a specific list of books on American writers
  • Harvey LEVENSTEIN, Seductive Journey - American tourists in France from Jefferson to the Jazz Age, Univ.Chicago Press, 1998
  • Stephen LONGSTREET, We All Went to Paris - Americans in the City of Light 1776-1971, McMillan, New York, 1972
  • Brian N.MORTON, Americans in Paris- An Anecdotal Street Guide, The Olivia & Hill, 1984
  • Brian N. MORTON, Americans in Paris, The Olivia & Hillm Press, Ann Arbor, 1984
  • More to come

DID YOU KNOW THAT....? Some American writers are more popular in France than in the USA and their books sell more in France ! Among them : Bret Easton Ellis, John Fante, Charles Bukowski, Paul Auster, Douglas Kennedy, etc... Not to mention Woody Allen and Jerry Lewis, some movie directors are more popular in France : David Lynch, Samuel Fuller, John Cassavetes, etc... More about American artists the French like the best.

  • Ralph Waldo EMERSON (1832)
  • M.F.K. FISCHER (in 1930s)
  • Francis Scott FITZGERALD
  • Janet FLANNER Genêt (1921-1978)
  • Ernest HEMINGWAY (1921-1930?) (read "A Moveable Feast")
  • Chester HIMES (1953-1965)
  • Washington IRVING (1920)
  • Henry JAMES (1875-1876) (read "A Little Tour in France")
  • James JONES (1958-1975)
  • Douglas KENNEDY
  • Sinclair LEWIS (1925-1925)
  • Carson McCULLERS (1946)
  • Norman MAILER (1947-1948)
  • Henry MILLER (1930-1935?) (read "Quiet Days in Clichy")
  • Anaïs NIN (1924-1940)
  • Ezra POUND (1920-1929)
  • Irwin SHAW
  • Danielle STEEL
  • Gertrude STEIN (1903-1946)
  • Booth TARKINGTON (1905-1908)
  • Alice B.TOKLAS (1907-1967)
  • Mark TWAIN (1879)
  • Edith WHARTON (1906-1937) (read "French Ways and Their Meaning")
  • Edmund WHITE (1970s-1980s)
  • Thomas WOLFE (1925)
  • Richard WRIGHT (1946-1960)
  • More to come

Others :

  • Samuel MORSE (1829-1832)
  • More to come

(The dates are the dates of life in Paris)

   
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Harriet Welty Rochefort writes articles and books about France and the French. Order her books :

  • "Joie de Vivre", Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing like the French, St.Martin's Press, New York, 2012
  • "French Toast, An American in Paris Celebrates The Maddening Mysteries of the French", St.Martin's Press, New York, 1999
  • "French Fried, The Culinary Capers of An American in Paris", St.Martin's Press, New York, 2001

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