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Charterhouse of Parma - Stendhal

I had never read Stendhal before; this book reminds me a lot of Tom Jones. The author presents incidents more than a linear plot, and in fact we keep reading for the outrageousness of the incidents. 229 more words

Fiction Commentary

Finding Theatre Plays

1982 – 1990, I was a member of a terrific theatre company of actors known as The Colony, and we had a theatre in Los Angeles on Riverside Drive, a few miles from Dodgers Stadium. 522 more words


Stendhal syndrome

from: http://kiradb.blogspot.com/

another interesting wordpress site about “addictive, obsessional, compulsive and/or extreme behaviors” & psychological disorders that I stumbled upon: https://drmarkgriffiths.wordpress.com/


I Want To Know What Love Is

After I jot down the topic about Aristotle’s Philia last week, another task was given to me and it’s all about Stendhal’s book called “On Love”. 540 more words

Life As We Know It

Beware of reading too much Latin poetry: Stendhal's Italian Chronicles

The nine stories in this collection are Stendhal’s translations and retellings of historical records from Italy in the 16th century which depict the upper classes behaving very badly: forbidden love, murder, adultery, torture, poisoning are all found within the pages of Stendhal’s translations.  795 more words

Literature In Translation

My Top Ten novels

I made a list eight years ago. Some later reading experiences crave for admission!

The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian, I read it in Swedish though. 434 more words


Italian pride

Stendhal’s love of gossip, acerbic comment and piercing observation throw up a continual stream of delight. Here he is, in 1816, on Italian pride speaking truth to power. 113 more words