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Thomas B Reverdy 'Il était une ville'

Reverdy is no newcomer to dramas set in faraway worlds, after his last work, ‘Les evaporés’ (Those spirited away), published in 2013 and set In Japan, ‘Il était une ville’ (There was a city) is an ambitious book with three story lines set in a post apocalyptic Detroit, except that the apocalypse which is the background for the book actually took place! 339 more words


LA CHUTE (THE FALL), by Albert Camus

I would like to begin this review with an outright statement about Albert Camus: he is an honest bloke. I didn’t meet him, I don’t know if he ever lied, if he cheated on his girlfriends, did something dishonest to make money, or any of those things we normal and still moral beings are bound to do at least once or twice a year. 1,045 more words

Modern Literature

Les Espaces du Livre / Spaces of the Book published

L’étonnante diversité des possibilités esthétiques offertes par le livre comme support matériel de la fin du XIXe siècle aux expérimentations les plus contemporaines, est au cœur de la réflexion proposée dans ce livre. 420 more words


The Victor Hugo Papers

Josselin Blieck, who is completing an MA in Archives and Records Management at the University of Burgundy (Dijon), undertook an internship at the John Rylands Library this summer. 888 more words


The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (Book Review)

The title character of The Little Prince is a pure and innocent traveler from outer space whom the narrator encounters in the Sahara desert. Before the little prince lands on Earth, Saint-Exupéry contrasts the prince’s childlike character with different adult characters by having the prince hop from one neighboring planet to another. 1,448 more words


Challenging myself?

I don’t know about you, but I actually enjoy challenging myself. One way in which I like to do this is reading books that I find intimidating… Whether this is because of their length, language or genre, I like to have something that pushes me outside of my comfort zone, even if it takes me forever to read! 504 more words

Blog Posts

Poetry: Charles Baudelaire - Sadness of the Moon

Sadness of the Moon

The Moon more indolently dreams to-night
Than a fair woman on her couch at rest,
Caressing, with a hand distraught and light, 213 more words