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Last Week in Literary History

March 13th, 2002

flannerinchair.jpgJournalist Janet Flanner, who under the name Genêt will write letters from Paris for The New Yorker, is born in 1892 in Indianapolis.

Janet Tyler Flanner, b. March 13, 1892, d. 1978

For fifty years The New Yorker’s Paris correspondent, Flanner, who wrote under the nom de plume Genêt long before the criminal Jean Genet made his dubious literary reputation, was the quintessential ex-pat. Although she started in 1925, when the Paris literary community was at its height, and although she was part of that community, she was also not part of it, and her detached, insider’s perspective provided a clearer view than anyone else’s of that remarkable city.

Suggested Reading Essays An American in Paris: Profile of an Interlude Between Two Wars, 1940. Men and Monuments, 1957. Paris Journal, 1944-1965, 1965. Paris Journal, 1965-1970, 1971. Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939, 1972. London Was Yesterday, 1934-1939, 1975. Book-length profile Pétain, 1944.

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