The body types do resemble each other. I wonder what swarthy complexioned and portly gentleman around here could play the role of lawyer/chauffeur???There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning...
So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high water mark — that place where the wave finally broke, and rolled back.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Dgold's dream of retirement in remote realms.
Sylvia Beach, the owner of Shakespeare & Company, was one of the many people described by Hemingway in his A Moveable Feast memoir about his days as a struggling writer in 1920’s Paris. The bulk of the content of the published book were contained in notebooks Hemingway handwrote but misplaced in a large travel chest his friend Louis Vuitton had designed for him that wound up being stored in the basement of the Paris Ritz for nearly four decades. Over lunch one day in the hotel restaurant in the mid-50’s, Charles Ritz mentioned the trunk’s existence to Papa H, had it brought up to his office and they opened the trunk to find those notebooks along with various possessions. Hemingway took the notebooks and began work on what turned into the classic published posthumously in 1964.City Light's in North Beach is my favorite San Francisco bookstore,
and Shakespeare and Company, which is across the river from Notre Dame, is my favorite bookstore in Paris.
Shakespeare and Company, arguably the most famous independent bookstore in the world, occupies a prime piece of real estate facing the Seine in Paris, not far from the Latin Quarter, Place Saint-Michel, and Boulevard Saint-Germain. The river is just a stone’s throw from the front door, and a strong ultimate-Frisbee player could probably nail the south side of Notre Dame—halfway across the Seine on Île de la Cité—from one of the shop’s second-floor windows. The view is that good.