The myth of a writer in Paris

John Baxter, Five Nights In Paris, 2015.

Anyone sucking a pen in a Paris café today is probably a freshman from the Oatmeal, Nebraska, Community College, wondering what to write on a postcard after “Having wonderful time. Wish you were here.” Professional writers seldom put pen to paper in public , and that goes double for the French. One is as likely to find an author practicing his trade in a café as, say, a dentist.

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