Discovering Rome with the help of American ex-pats

Jul 31, 2015 651

When we think of American writers living and working overseas, most of us turn to those authors who lived in Paris.

We recollect Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, that fine account of his life in Paris in the 1920s; we imagine Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald making the rounds to such bars as La Rotonde and Les Deux Magots; we conjure up Gertrude Stein; we think of Sylvia Beach's bookshop Shakespeare & Co., later brought back to life by George Whitman.

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