Thursday, September 29, 2016
LE JOURNAL TINTIN -- “To visit the château de Cheverny – a castle in France’s Loire Valley which has a permanent Tintin exhibit – was irresistible. Granted, I am not normally a “château” fan: Oh, look, I find myself thinking during occasional visits foisted upon me by French friends, rooms filled with expensive stodgy furniture, stodgy objets d’art, and even stodgy wallpaper. But this exceptional coupling of castle and exhibit drew me in. Goodbye, stuffy châteaux: hello, Cheverny!” Jennifer Arin is a poet and essayist, and an academic adviser and lecturer at San Francisco State University.