27th March 2017

The first duty of wine is to be red. Don't talk to me of your white wines.

 

Henri Murger

 

Henry Murger (born March 27, 1822) was definitely adhering to the dictum of "write what you know" when he penned Scènes de la Vie de Bohème, a novel about being a poor writer in a Parisian attic. It is the basis for the opera La Bohème and the contemporary musical Rent.