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Wind, Sand and Stars - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine. Wind, Sand and Stars. London: Penguin Classics, 2000.

1. The earth teaches us more about ourselves than all the books in the world, because it is resistent to us. 2,621 more words


Muriel Barbery

Just as teardrops, when they are large and round and compassionate, can leave a long strand washed clean of discord, the summer rain as it washes away the motionless dust can bring to a person’s soul something like endless breathing. 15 more words


Useless Virtue

A new literary journal, Sun Star, has just released Issue 2 of Volume 1, and one of my translations of Jean Lorrain’s stories, “Useless Virtue”, is in it. 308 more words


Conversations with Édouard Louis, 18 September 2016

Last summer, I devoured En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule and Histoire de la violence by author Édouard Louis. Recently, when I learned that the Le Monde… 507 more words

French Culture

Tristan Garcia 'Faber, The Destroyer'

-We were middle class children from an average western country, two generations after winning a war, one generation after a failed revolution. We were neither rich nor poor, we didn’t miss the aristocracy, we had no utopian dreams and we didn’t care about democracy. 644 more words


Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein

Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein 
Marguerite Duras
Gallimard, folio 1964

Honnêtement je n’ai pas beaucoup compris de ce qui se passe dans ce livre flou. 131 more words

French Literature

#290 The Nun

I wasn’t exactly thrilled to finally be taking this out of the library – I spent a semester studying Denis Diderot’s art criticism in France and unsurprisingly it wasn’t exactly the most stimulating class (although by far not the worst and to be fair I did choose it). 280 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die