In an improbable, possibly magical twist of fate, the names of two writers who are poles apart in style, literary preoccupation, historical period — virtually every category, in other words — have been brought together under the windblown umbrella of recent news. 775 more words
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by Mirel Bănică
Apariția romanului Soumission al lui Michel Houellebecq a coincis cu atentatul de la Charlie Hebdo.
„Printr-un proces pe care nimeni, ni…2,076 more words
When you make a film reuniting two of France’s greatest actors on screen for the first time in 35 years, it’s hard to avoid talking about casting. 814 more words
Cultural pessimism is as old as human culture and has a long history in Europe. Hesiod thought that he was living in the age of iron; Cato the Elder blamed Greek philosophy for corrupting the young; Saint Augustine exposed the pagan decadence responsible for Rome’s collapse; the Protestant reformers felt themselves to be living in the Great Tribulation; French royalists blamed Rousseau and Voltaire for the Revolution; and just about everyone blamed Nietzsche for the two world wars. 70 more words