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 18 volumes of fiction, docufiction, and essays, many of which have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Turkish, Romanian, Japanese, etc. Jaffe’s writings have been addressed widely and he has been interviewed in the US and abroad. He is editor of Fiction International.