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March 2011 - Henry Miller in Paris

Henry MillerHenry Miller was an angry, turbulent man who went to Paris in the 1930s to devote himself to writing. The shocking novels that he turned out were banned in the United States until 1964. Read our account about the man and his experiences in the City of Light in this month's Paris Insights.

The other night we happened down a side street in Paris and came upon a restaurant called Bistro T. After dining on the delicious cuisine served there, we learned that the restaurant was operated by Estelle Bassalert, wife of the late François Bassalert. Mr. Bassalert was the fourth generation of a family of restaurant managers who made a name for themselves at the famous Thoumieux brasserie on the other side of town. To learn why we heartily recommend dining at the Bistro T, read our review in this month's Le Bon Goût.

Henry Miller was a painter as well as a writer. He turned out several thousand watercolors in his lifetime. Dorothy's Gallery is hosting a retrospective of some of these paintings in Paris' 11th arrondissement. Learn more about this remarkable exhibit in this month's Paris, Past and Present.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2011