DEATHLESS WRITERS IN THE PERE LACHAISE CEMETERY
Second in popularity in my series of Writers in Paris Walking Tours, the first being the ones dominated by Ernest Hemingway and his 1920s “Lost Generation” associates, is the moody, magnificently verdant Pere Lachaise Cemetery. This walk features the final resting places -- fascinating all -- of Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Richard Wright, Marcel Proust, Guillaume Apollinaire, Balzac, Moliere, Jim Morrison, Colette, the medieval lovers Heloise and Abelard and others.
Where could you find such an illustrious bunch of writers as these?
Irresistibly drawn to this cemetery was explorer extraordinaire Dale Dunlop (www.themaritimeexplorer.ca), who had previously written that marvellous piece about my “Lost Generation” Montparnasse walk (scroll below for that piece), and who now wrote another of his remarkable text-and-photo spreads entitled “Walking Pere Lachaise with David Burke.”
Here’s the link: http://themaritimeexplorer.ca/2015/04/30/walking-pere-lachaise-david-burke/
Check it out.