Willy Ronis Mode Chapeau, Paris 1948
Jeff Pott The Hôtel de Ville, with the Île Saint-Louis in the Right Foreground, from the Pont de Sully, Paris 2011
Donna Tartt and Bret Easton Ellis.The only really tense moment [Donna] and I ever had was in this writing tutorial where she’d brought the novel. It was just me and Donna and one other girl. At that point I’d read the first eighty to ninety pages of The Secret History. I thought it was beautifully written; I only had one criticism. I said, ‘Here’s this guy, the narrator, a freshman at college, and he has no sort of sexual feeling, no desire at all. It just doesn’t seem realistic.’ She gave the stoniest look I ever got. I almost wilted into my chair.