Thomas - Paris Literature Tour Guide
Thomas was born in Ireland and has been living in Paris for the past three years. He has a degree in Art History from Goldsmiths College, London, and a master in French Literature from the Sorbonne. When not working he would describe himself as a full time dilettante (a nice sounding French word for a bum). And when he is not trying hopelessly to write, he spends his time attending poetry and literary events in Paris (to avail of the free wine, of course).
He likes to think of Paris as a series of beautiful moments, unfolding dream-like before his eyes. Understanding Paris is a full time job, and he hopes to help you work it out. His interest is 'Literature as transgression' and if you read any short history on Paris you will discover that it was a city transformed by revolution and transgression. His main points of interest are the places that were the homes and gathering places for romantics, bohemians, flaneûrs and beatniks. These are the lifestyles that have become a template for the life of the writer, one that is continuously evoked by aspiring young artists, writers, and musicians living today.