Author Archives: F. E. Guerra-Pujol

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.

Adam Smith, opera-dancers, and Le Demimonde

In my previous post I described Adam Smith’s first visit to the Théâtre-Italien in Paris, which took place on a Sunday (March 2, 1766). As it happens, Smith has quite a few things to say about the theater–and about actors, … Continue reading

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Smith in the city: night at the (comic) opera

During his nine-month sojourn in Paris in 1766, Adam Smith most likely found time to enjoy many of the famed diversions of the metropolis, including the royal gardens of Paris and the fair of Saint-Germain.[1] Among other things, we know … Continue reading

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Eighteenth-century Paris, capital of luxury

Note: I am now ready to resume my “Smith in the City” series on Adam Smith’s fateful year in Paris (1766). Enjoy! * * * Another aspect of Paris that must have caught Adam Smith’s attention was the market in … Continue reading

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Reading List for Smith in the City

In addition to the letters of Horace Walpole and Madame Riccoboni, I am also reading the following texts as part of my researches into Adam Smith’s life in Paris: James Bonar, editor, A Catalogue of the Library of Adam Smith … Continue reading

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Horace Walpole, a man of many aphorisms

I have been reading the correspondence of Horace Walpole for the years 1765/66 as part of my researches into Adam Smith’s life in Paris. (Walpole’s first visit to Paris coincided with Smith’s second.) Walpole, a prolific and witty letter writer, … Continue reading

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Más recuerdos de la Ciudad de México

Happy Mother’s Day from Mexico City!

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¡Viva Mexico!

Pictured below is mi esposa Sydjia being serenaded at La Cantina Tenampa, next to la Plaza Garibaldi, where we celebrated our wedding anniversary (10 years!) and one of our favorite spots in Mexico City. Bonus videos: three different versions of … Continue reading

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Mexico City Street Art

On Calle Republica de Cuba.

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Postcards from Mexico City

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One-week hiatus from Smith in the City

I hate to hit the pause button now that I am on a roll, but I will have to take a one-week hiatus from my “Smith in the City” series because my wife and I will be in Mexico City … Continue reading

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