Adam Gopnik. Paris to the Moon


THE WINTER CIRCUS. (An American family arrives in Paris, is greeted by bombs and strikes, and a good time is had by all.)

DISTANT ERRORS. (Emisration becomes expatriation, confusion reigns, and serenity Is sought in the Luxembourg Gardens.)

LESSONS FROM THINGS. (Food, fashion, and foibles teach their complicated lessons in the struggle between Administration and Civilization.)

THE MACHINE TO DRAW THE WORLD. (Serenity is found in calm and contemplation, and the deep tragedy of history revealed. All chords are sounded and the bella rung in the birth of a new French baby.)