It’s just a coincidence that I had a copy of A King in Hiding, How a child refugee became a world chess champion, but… 1,212 more words
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Losing her beloved husband after only seven years of marriage, heartbroken widow Nathalie steels herself against emotional attachments until she unexpectedly falls in for her offbeat, guileless co-worker, Markus, who represents the opposite of everything.
For most of us who know a little about Zola’s life, the man is a hero. He is famous for denouncing the anti-Semitic persecution of Dreyfus, and he’s a literary lion for his championing of a realism which portrayed French life warts and all – and bravely spent a lifetime cocking a snook at the regime into the bargain. 1,474 more words
“Mother died today. Or maybe, yesterday. I can’t be sure”
Opening sentences that capture the essence of a writing are rare. Camus’ opening lines conveys so much meaning to the reader that in all truthfulness a meditation on that sentence would itself provide so much insight into… 464 more words