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Austerlitz - The Film

A film adaptation of W.G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz premiered on the opening night at the Centre Pompidou’s Cinéma du Reél festival earlier this week. Directed by the Czech-born French director Stan Neumann and starring Denis Lavant as Jacques Austerlitz, the 90-minute film is… 75 more words

W.G. Sebald

Five Napoleonic Era Battles & What To Know About Them

Nope. This isn’t exactly keeping with our Irish theme of the week. But it is part of the Friday history series of the month: Napoleonic Era. 644 more words

Napoleon

Sebald's 'Austerlitz'- Architecture, Moths and the Holocaust.

W.G Sebald understands subtlety. He also understands the power of curiosity. But, most importantly, he understands that slapping the reader across the face with heavy-handed symbolism is not the way to make them understand his themes. 641 more words

Books

Jean de Dieu Soult (1769 - 1851)

Originaire du Rouergue, Jean de Dieu Soult compte parmi les plus valeureux et les plus méritants maréchaux d’Empire. Il est avec Davout, Lannes, Masséna et Suchet, l’un des rares maréchaux capable de diriger la Grande Armée seul en l’absence de l’empereur Napoléon Ier. 400 more words

Portraits

Auserlitz to Dresden

Austerlitz to Dresden

“All is vanity, all falsehood, except that infinite sky. . . .  But even it does not exist, there is nothing but quiet and peace.” (War and Peace, p. 806 more words

Austerlitz

Auschwitz

by cheri block

Today, January 27, 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Extermination Camp, Auschwitz.

Film makers, novelists, and historians have spent millions of hours, perhaps six million hours, trying to educate a distracted modern public on the atrocities that occurred in Poland and in other concentration camps during World War II. 162 more words

Life

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE: Cine este «Singurul împărat care are adepți nesupuși timpului și spațiului»?

 “Dacă Socrate ar intra în cameră, toţi ne-am ridica în picioare ca să-i dăm cinste, dar dacă ar intra Iisus Hristos, I-am cădea toţi la picioare.” 661 more words

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