Henry Miller, the author of Tropic of Cancer, spent ten years in Paris during the 1930s and 1940s.
“It is no accident that propels people like us to Paris.”—Henry Miller
Learn more about Henry Miller in Paris including the exact locations where he lived and frequented in Pilgrimage to Paris by Jayne R. Boisvert.
Henry Miller wasn’t the only American writer who spent time in the City of Light. Ernest Hemingway said, “Paris is so very beautiful that is satisfies something in you that is always hungry in America.” Langston Hughes had this to say about the French capital, “Paris. … There you can be whatever you want to be. Totally yourself.” Here are 20 more quotes about Paris by famous American writers.
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