Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Francine Prose's six favorite books

Francine Prose's new novel is Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932.

One of six works that guided Prose as she wrote the new novel, as shared at The Week magazine:
Memoirs of Montparnasse by John Glassco

Glassco moved to Paris in the 1920s, and his lightly fictionalized memoir captures the mood of the era. With its accounts of wild nights of partying with the famous and the infamous, it helps us imagine what it was like to be young and free in Paris at that time. It's like a much kinder and more generous version of Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue