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Words I like from Joris-Karl Huysmans's "Against Nature" Part 1

I found enough words I like to make this two parts so here are some words from the prologue to chapter 8. I used the page numbers from  59 more words

New publication: Locating Hybridity

Despite its inherent negative implications as a purveyor of essentialism, the concept of hybridity holds a great deal of critical purchase in the postcolonial world. Hybridity allows identities and cultures to be conceptualized as different and manifold, allowing for the undermining of the binaries of self and other, centre and periphery, colonizer and colonized. 180 more words


Moulin, Malraux and memories of the Maquis

On December 19, 1964, Jean Moulin’s ashes were deposited in the Panthéon, where André Malraux (then Ministre des Affaires Culturelles) gave his eulogy. Watch the eulogy… 711 more words


New publication: Chateaubriand: The Paradox of Change

This reassessment of Chateaubriand’s literary and political achievements, offered as an intellectual biography of the writer, is centred on the concept of change and Chateaubriand’s emotional suspicion of change, arising both from mistrust of his own inconstancy and from the personal and collective suffering of the French Revolution. 259 more words

French Literature

Patrick Modiano's 'Suspended Sentences' is not lost in translation

Translating someone’s work is an enormous responsibility, requiring an exceptional grasp of language and sensitivity to the way a writer intended to express themselves. Mark Polizzotti’s translation of three of Patrick Modiano’s novellas, brought together under the umbrella of… 3,720 more words


Book Review - Notes on Andre Gide by Roger Martin du Gard

Andre Gide dedicated his first novel, The Counterfeiters, to Roger Martin du Gard. The later repaid this act of kindness by publishing Notes on Andre Gide… 900 more words

Nobel Prize In Literature