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W.G. Sebald's 'Austerlitz': The 'Marmite' of Memoirs or Monumental Masterpiece?

I remember a friend of mine ranting about a book that was so fiendishly impenetrable and infuriating, she left her book group because everyone else raved about it. 907 more words


Station's lights

Station’s lights http://ift.tt/1aTs2a2 +billbaroud87 +500px April 15, 2015 at 01:33AM: This shot was choosen by Nikon France in one of these selection.

I was very proud of it ! 10 more words


The Affair With Testament (Part 2)

‘Before making any decision, however, he consulted the Privy Council. The spring of 1806 stood at the centre of a great crisis in the history of Europe. 355 more words

George IV (prince Of Wales And Prince Regent)

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

Napoleonic Era

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


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