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La France classique - The French Tauchnitz

Tauchnitz made its name publishing contemporary English literature in Germany and selling it throughout continental Europe, in a series that ran to over 5000 volumes over a period of 100 years from 1841.  595 more words

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Stéphane Mallarmé

A soul trembling to sit by a hearth so bright,
To exist again, it’s enough if I borrow from
Your lips the breath of my name you murmur all night. 35 more words

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Edmond Jabès

Ah, the sun will catch me, in my disturbing transparency.
What am I but an awareness of the dark, forever?

— Edmond Jabès, The Book of Questions I… 15 more words

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Book Review: Acide Sulfurique (Sulphuric Acid) by: Amélie Nothomb

The time came when the suffering of others was not enough for them; they needed the spectacle of it too” –Acide Sulfurique (Sulphuric Acid)

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Jennifer Rushworth: Bringing Proust's Imaginary Music to Life

Many of you will doubtless have heard of Marcel Proust and his monumental masterpiece À la recherche du temps perdu (often translated as In Search of Lost Time… 507 more words

Cultures

'Pierre and Jean' by Guy de Maupassant

Pierre and Jean was Maupassant’s fourth novel and was originally published in 1888. It’s a short novel, running to only about 130 pages in my edition, but Maupassant, well used to short-stories, doesn’t hang about and gets the story moving from page 1. 1,168 more words

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'Pierre and Jean' by Guy de Maupassant

Pierre and Jean was Maupassant’s fourth novel and was originally published in 1888. It’s a short novel, running to only about 130 pages in my edition, but Maupassant, well used to short-stories, doesn’t hang about and gets the story moving from page 1. 1,166 more words

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