Tag Archives: Paris

figue

| fig (feminine noun) | /fig/ I originally considered writing my master’s thesis on Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. But rereading the novel and devouring research on the fragmented female identity, as portrayed in Plath’s novel, resonated too much and … Continue reading

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deuil

| grief (masculine noun) | /dœj/ Given that I’m an American expatriate living in France, I feel that I must comment on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. It’s expected, isn’t it? But what should I say? Nothing I write … Continue reading

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toit

| roof (masculine noun) | /twa/ For the past week I’ve been renting an apartment in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, just steps away from the Musée d’Orsay. I’m on the seventh floor, just beneath the roof, so I’ve befriended the local pigeons who … Continue reading

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soleil

| sun (masculine noun) | /sɔlɛj/ In Spain, my friends and I discussed the sights and sounds that stimulate our flashbulb memories. Coconut suntan lotion is reminiscent of childhood summers at the beach, my copy of The Catcher in the Rye … Continue reading

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voyager

| to travel (verb) | /vwajaʒe/ Again, I apologize for the very long, unintentional hiatus. I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks during the Toussaint holiday. How can I describe the things I saw? I can’t. The things–tangible and abstract–that … Continue reading

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