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The Moroccan Jewish diaspora, memory, etc.

I’m far from sure why I find Marcel Bénabou’s (1939-) knotted books interesting. The four that have been translated into English (all published by the University of Nebraska Press) are mostly about not being able to write the books he has long wanted to write. 1,061 more words

A Lesson in Persistence: Flaubert's Struggle with Madame Bovary

It’s easy to think that books now considered classics must have been, in some sense, inevitable. That the authors intuited they were onto something vital. Their toil was propelled by the mental flow that, at the best of times, animates human endeavor. 602 more words


#310 Platform

Again I’ve had to check my library history but this puts me up to speed as of two weeks ago when I went on holiday and managed to get through more books in 2 weeks than 3 months ! 496 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

5 Women in Translation Recommendations

I did not get to plan for Women in Translation this month (Aug 2017) and am feeling a bit sullen about it. However, in order to still participate, I thought I’d share some of my favorite translated books written by women. 267 more words

Book Reviews

WOAE041 Literature and art, Sarah Houillon, Oxford

From Ovid’s Metamorphoses to the poetry of Charles Bukowski and the textual nuances of Madame BovarySarah Houillon shares insights from her broad interest in literature and her own artistic inclinations. 44 more words

WOAE Podcast

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Song of Roland, Part II -

It is said that Roland died at Roncesvaux on August 15, 778.  It is, therefore, only fitting that we discuss The Song of Roland ( 167 more words

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