Philippe Petit, Paul Auster, and the Question of Solitude

Thirty-eight years ago today, and six days before his twenty-fifth birthday, wire walker Philippe Petit began his walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. “Those who saw him hushed.” [1] In an undated interview from France Magazine that I found tucked between the pages of Mr. Petit’s OnContinue reading “Philippe Petit, Paul Auster, and the Question of Solitude”