Profile cover photo
Profile photo
David Burke
76 followers -
Now you can walk and talk with the author, experience the lives of your literary heroes, David Burke takes you to these key places in Paris on his Writers in Paris Walking Tours.
Now you can walk and talk with the author, experience the lives of your literary heroes, David Burke takes you to these key places in Paris on his Writers in Paris Walking Tours.

76 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Back to work
Hello, literary lovers, here you find me in front of Shakespeare and Company, home of my book Writers in Paris , Literary Lives in the City of Light , happy to have April at last and starting my literary walks for the year.  So please take a look in the  he...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
**
Hello, Literary Lovers in Paris, As usual, I wait for Spring to get my literary walks going again. My schedule will start in April.       In the meantime, please read my blogs and read my book Writers in Paris, Literery Lives in the City of Light . In Paris...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin in Montparnasse: A Walk
This season I will be introducing an entirely new walk that explores the intellectual and sensual connection between two writers in Paris through the places in Montparnasse where their relationship and writings blossomed. To tantalize your interest I am sha...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Exploring the France that Josephine Baker Loved
Below is a riveting article on Josephine Baker by Sloane Crosley of the New York Times, which I was lucky enough to contribute to by sharing some of the stories I have gathered for my own Josephine Baker documentary. The original online article can be found...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A Tale of Two Books: Mary's & Mine
  One day in the fall of 2015 I received a message from Shakespeare and Company saying that they wanted to get more copies of my book Writers in Paris, Literary Lives in the City of Light , but they were unable to come up with any. So I emailed the head of ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
**
I most recently wrote about an interesting sculpture of Honoré de Balzac that stands on the boulevard du Montparnasse (read below). Two hundred and seventeen years ago on this day the very man was born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France. Balzac is known for h...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Balzac in a Bag
The spot where I meet my groups for the start of my “Lost Generation” Montparnasse walking tour is at the foot of Auguste Rodin’s mighty, larger-than-life bronze statue of Honoré de Balzac. This walk is about the expatriate writers in this part of Paris of ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Samuel Beckett - Résistant
In a corner of Paris not known at all for its literary figures, a plaque here commemorates one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.  “Irish Writer, Nobel Laureate for Literature, Samuel Beckett,” it reads.  The plaque stands in the Allée Samuel Beck...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Rilke and Rodin: How the Musée Rodin Came into Being
On August 31, 1908, the greatest German poet of his time, Rainer-Maria Rilke, moved into a studio in an 18th century mansion in the Faubourg Saint-Germain.  He was immediately inspired to write this note: “Dear Great Friend, You must see this beautiful buil...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A Literary Pilgrim Goes to Paris
Four years ago during my first full year of literary walks Bill Collis and some fellow Aussies took the walk I call “A Band of Outsiders." This stroll takes place in the colorful Place de la Contrescarpe-rue Mouffetard neighborhood of the Latin Quarter, hom...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded