Literary Nonfiction. The 60 entries that constitute Paris 60 were recorded during Harold Jaffe's Spring 2008 Paris visit to greet the translation into French of one of his earlier volumes. Based loosely on Baudelaire's Paris Spleen, 1869, Paris 60 is both factual and fictionalized. Baudelaire was Parisian. Although a frequent visitor, usually for professional reasons, Jaffe is a self-acknowledged outsider, and his texts are written from that position.
About the Author
Harold Jaffe is the author of 24 volumes of fiction, docufiction, and non-fiction, including Goosestep (JEF Books, 2016), Revolutionary Brain; Othello Blues (JEF Books, 2014); Paris 60 (JEF Books, 2013); OD: Docufictions (JEF Books, 2012); Induced Coma; Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories; Jesus Coyote; 15 Serial Killers; Beyond the Techno-Cave: A Guerrilla's Guide to Post-Millennial Culture; Terror-dot-Gov; Straight Razor; Sex for the Millennium; Eros Anti-Eros (City Lights Publishers, 1990); False Positive; Beasts; Mourning Crazy Horse; Madonna & Other Spectacles; and Dos Indios. Jaffe's writing has been translated widely, most recently in Romania, Turkey, France, Japan, Italy, and Cuba. Jaffe is editor-in-chief of Fiction International.