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Le rouge et le noir

I had just gotten back from my morning walk down by the river, had just finished talking with my neighbor across the street whose dog had come down with kennel cough, just finished telling my wife that what we heard outside the kitchen window last night was most likely the neighbor’s dog’s throaty cough and not the retching of our cat who’s been missing for five days, just finished petting our dog who seems to be particularly in need of attention since the cat’s disappearance, just retired to the upstairs bedroom to stow my binoculars on the bookshelf — I had just done all that, when suddenly my wife stood before me fighting back tears. 525 more words

Marginal Notes

Le Rouge et le Noir - Stendhal

Le Rouge et le Noir (in English, The Red and the Black) is one of the books that you cannot avoid if you go through the French school system. 359 more words


“—Punis-moi de mon orgueil atroce, lui disait-elle, en le serrant dans ses bras de façon à l’étouffer; tu es mon maître, je suis ton esclave, il faut que je te demande pardon à genoux d’avoir voulu me révolter.

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Tiffany Kaba: My Top Five Book Club Books

It can be tricky to decide on your next book club read, so I’ve been asked by the London Book Hub to share my personal recommendations with you. 497 more words

Between The Lines

J’ai aimé la vérité… Où est-elle?… Partout hypocrisie, ou du moins charlatanisme, même chez les plus vertueux, même chez les plus grands.

I loved the truth…Where is it?

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