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Gustave Flaubert and George Sand: Potato and Gruyère Galette

When asked “What famous writer would you invite to a dinner party?” famous wits like Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain definitely come to mind. But even the fictional dinner cast of my dreams pales in comparison to a real-life guest list: George Sand’s house parties in Nohant, France, in the 1860s and 70s. 811 more words

Recipe

Better Know a French Woman: George Sand

After researching several ‘grands hommes’ for Better Know a Frenchman, my series about the people behind the names on streets signs and buildings all across France, I found out about… 295 more words

Paris

Bonheur

Acrylic on canvas, 100cm x 80cm. Text from Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin (aka French novelist George Sand): “Il n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé”.  12 more words

Artwork

Happiness

“There is only one happiness in this life,to love and be loved.”-George Sand.

Book thrifting 'haul' at Westsider Books

A few weeks ago I hit up one of my favorite bookstores in the city, Westsider Books on the Upper West Side. It’s very old and creaky, with two floors (top floor is rare books), ladders that you can climb to get to the tippy-top shelves (a la Belle), and books that are stacked two rows deep. 229 more words

Books

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true...

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life. – George Sand: http://dlvr.it/Ckzqhm

George Sand

The Ravishing Louise Colet

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THE RAVISHING LOUISE COLET

A FOOTNOTE TO

PYTHIATISM AND THE FAMILY IDIOT

BY

DAVID ARTHUR WALTERS

Gustav Flaubert, conservative republican, and Jean Paul Sartre, a Marxist, had their promiscuity in common if not their politics. 1,449 more words

David Arthur Walters