Henri Cole discusses and signs Orphic Paris

 

Henri Cole's Orphic Paris combines autobiography, diary, essay, and prose poetry with photographs to create a new form of elegiac memoir. With Paris as a backdrop, Cole, an award-winning American poet, explores with fresh and penetrating insight the nature of friendship and family, poetry and solitude, the self and freedom.  Cole writes of Paris, "For a time, I lived here, where the call of life is so strong. My soul was colored by it. Instead of worshiping a creator or man, I cared fully for myself, and felt not guilt and confessed nothing, and in this place, I wrote, I was nourished, and I grew." Written under the tutelary spirit of Orpheus--mystic, oracular, entrancing-- Orphic Paris is an intimate Paris journal and a literary commonplace book that is a touching, original, brilliant account of the city. (New York Review of Books)

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Orphic Paris Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681372181
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New York Review of Books - April 3rd, 2018