14 September 2017

Paris 2017: Cimetière du Montparnasse: #16: François Maspero

François Maspero (1932–2015) was a writer, translator and publisher (Éditions Maspero). His most significantbook (to me at least)  is Les Passagers du Roissy-Express (1989), which he wrote with Anaïk Frantz taking the photos of their investigation of the RER line B, which involved meeting a number of interesting people and is a fascinating piece of investigative journalism. Their are many things written about his ancestors here, although nothing about François Maspero himself, as though his fascinating and important work were of no importance. Which is a shame, unless that was his wish?

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