Statues of Liberty: Real Stories from France

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Ronald W. Kenyon was born and raised in Ashland, Kentucky. He was admitted to the Honors Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he studied English, Spanish and political science and won two Hopwood creative writing awards. The recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, he attended graduate school at Stanford University and studied at St. Lawrence University under a National Defense Education Act scholarship. He was certified as a French-English liaison interpreter by the U.S. Department of State Office of Language Services.

Ronald W. Kenyon has spent the greater part of his adult life living, working and traveling in France. The thirty-five essays in this collection display the author's unique perspective on France, the French people, their culture and their language. Readers interested in enhancing their understanding of France and the French will learn much from the author's insights and erudition.

Also by Ronald W. Kenyon:

Divagations: Collected Poetry 1959-1996
A Winter in the Middle of Two Seas: Real Stories from Bahrain
Monville: Forgotten Luminary of the French Enlightenment
Monville : l'inconnu des Lumières
Le Petit Kenyon: Dining in the Environs of Paris for Walkers
On the Trail in France
Floridians: Real Stories from the Sunshine State


Metro Portraits
Metro Messages
My Beautiful France: Landscapes
Île-de-France, terres d'inspiration
France: Images & Messages

Statues of Liberty: Real Stories from France

Authored by Ronald W. Kenyon

Statues of Liberty derives its title from the fact that there are at least four of these monuments in Paris, as well as dozens scattered all over the world, all inspired by Bartholdi's original that stands proudly in New York Harbor.

Statues of Liberty is a collection of thirty-seven essays written over a period of years documenting the author's experiences and discoveries in France

Ranging from the trials and tribulations of a retired American renting an apartment from a dishonest landlady to visits to trade shows and food fairs to walks in the picturesque French countryside and the street artist Space Invader, the author's observations are always perceptive and insightful.

Inspired by Janet Flanner's "Letters from Paris" published in the New Yorker under the pen name Genêt, the author--who is fluent in French--reveals insights into France and the French that escape more casual observers.

While not intended to be a guidebook, Statues of Liberty: Real Stories from France will interest anyone who lives in France or is planning a trip to the world's most popular tourist destination.

Table of Contents:
1. Statues of Liberty
2. Apartment Hunting
3. RIF
4. La Traversée de Paris
5. IXXZ-X3
6. Evicted!
7. Le Pays de Thelle
8. Marcial Huggins
9. A Weekend in Normandy
10. Un Vrai Capitaliste
11. Péripatéticiennes and Romanichelles
12. A Day in Monaco
13. Touched by an Angel
14. "Are You Malcolm Miller?"
15. Le Président du Monde
16. Le Perchay, Gouzangrez, Commeny, Santeuil
17. Isaiah 46:4
18. A Gypsy Camp in the Heart of Paris
19. My Adventure at Uniqlo
20. Réveillon
21. The Third Sock
22. French Ale
23. Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Marie Périer
24. Along the Loing
25. A New Look at Brewster McCloud
26. Space Invader Invades the Rue d'Armaillé
27. Nivernais, Munster, U Casaccone, Neufchâtel
28. Hugo
29. A Gesture of Franco-American Amity
30. "Aimez-vous la Mer?"
31. 873 QGN 75
32. The Great Mayotte Boondoggle
33. Three Films about Fighting and Family
34. An Unsolved Mystery
35. Labios de Fuego
36. Life and Death of Juan Carlos Alsogaray
37. Where are you going?
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Publication Date:
148020806X / 9781480208063
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Travel / Europe / France

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