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Manon at the Royal Opera House

For my first slightly ‘geeky’ post I thought I would make the link between art and literature by discussing Manon Lescaut, given that this period gem has spread its wings across all cultural genres. 529 more words


The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I should have liked to begin this story in the fashion of the fairy-tales. I should have like to say: “Once upon a time there was a little prince who lived on a planet that was scarcely any bigger than himself, and who had need of a sheep…”

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The Pope's Mule, by Alphonse Daudet

Tonight’s edition of the Berlin Short Fiction Podcast – the 100th in the series – presents Alphonse Daudet’s classic story “The Pope’s Mule” from Letters From My Windmill… 16 more words


The Sailor from Gibraltar, by Marguerite Duras, translated by Barbara Bray

The Sailor from Gibraltar is a marvellous dreamy book – reading it is like drifting away from all that’s mundane and real.

The University of Rochester’s… 613 more words


George Sand. Heard of her?

She was a great-great granddaughter of the King of Poland, Augustus II the Strong.  Her father was the king’s great-grandson, Maurice Dupin.

Her mother, Sophie Delaborde, the daughter of a bird fancier, was, said George, of the ‘vagabond race of Bohemians’. 587 more words


These things I say, and shall say, if I can, are no longer, or are not yet, or never were, or never will be, or if they were, if they are, if they will be, were not here, are not here, will not be here, but elsewhere.

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