Video: Ernest Hemingway’s ode to Paris sells out
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The author’s account of living in Paris in his youth is seen as a love letter to the city, its cafes and bars, and the Parisian way of life.
In French its title is translated as “Paris est une fête”, or “Paris is a party”.
The book has been left at memorial sites, as a symbol of defiance; publishers have ordered it to be reprinted after Paris bookshops ran out of copies.
As young Parisians returned to the cafes and bars of the city a week after the attacks, the BBC’s Howard Johnson asked them to share some of Hemingway’s reflections on Paris.