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Review of Madame Bovary

“But, in her life, nothing was going to happen. Such was the will of God! The future was a dark corridor, and at the far end the door was bolted.” … 753 more words

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Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant



Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

After changing his five-franc piece Georges Duroy left the restaurant.



Plot

Georges Duroy is struggling in Paris, but he wants more. He thinks he deserves more than to be a lowly clerk.

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Classics

Georges Bataille

The power of death signifies that this real world can only have a neutral image of life, that life’s intimacy does not reveal it’s dazzling consumption until the moment it gives out. 10 more words

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery


Back to books today! I’m focussing on one of my summer reads which I really enjoyed: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.

I bought this book for three reasons; the cover is very pretty, the title intrigued me immensely and the fact that it is set in Paris. 1,118 more words

Book Review

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Supposing I know of a flower that is absolutely unique, that is nowhere to be found except on my planet, and any minute that flower could accidentally be eaten up by a little lamb, isn’t that important? 78 more words

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Michel de Montaigne

IT is easier to write an indifferent poem than understand a good one. There is, indeed, a certain low and moderate sort of poetry that a man may well enough judge by certain rules of art; but the true, supreme, and divine Poetry is above all the rules of reason. 59 more words

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