March 18 2020

Pandemic Journal: Eduardo Halfon

Eduardo Halfon has been asked to participate in the New York Review of Books's "Pandemic Journal" series documenting the COVID-19 outbreak with regular updates from around the world.

"PARIS, FRANCE—Today was the first day of the lockdown in Paris, or as the French call it, le confinement. From my window, as I write this, I can see a completely empty rue de Fleurus (where almost a century ago, Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas received so many artists and writers). There are no pedestrians. All shop windows are dark, all restaurants and cafés now closed, their tables and chairs neatly stacked inside."

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