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A Nineteenth Century Point of View from France...Scarlet and Black by Stendhal

“Julien will be a notable worker in our Lord’s vineyard. He is not lacking in memory or intelligence and he is thoughtful. But will his vocation last?

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Paris In July

Stendhal - Féder, ou Le Mari d’argent; 1839 Féder or, the Moneyed Husband

Chapter 1

. . . . She for her part, looked at him too with a shyness that was not without its appeal, and blushed. The fact is that this charming woman carried her shyness to an extreme that was barely credible; her brother and her husband had been obliged to make a scene in order to induce her to come and see some pictures in the company of a painter she did not know. 775 more words

19th Century

Meeting of Minds

“Only great minds can afford a simple style.”

All of us enjoy communicating with one another, or blogging would not exist along with all other forms of communication. 152 more words


Homage to Tom Jones: The Foundling Boy

With this post, I’m starting a summer schedule, in which I’ll review one book a week.

Review: The Foundling Boy, by Michel Déon
Translated from the French by Julian Evans… 684 more words

Reviews And Columns

la magdalena de Proust

 “El recuerdo es el único paraíso del cual no podemos ser expulsados” ( Jean Paul)

Esta semana una persona muy especial  que debe partir muy pronto, me preguntó si conocía Torino. 984 more words

Grenoble: like a foretaste of Provence in the Alps

All that’s left for breakfast is French toast and muffins. I look at the waiter, then at the muffins, and at the waiter again. We’re not especially late but the café, just off the main drag in Grenoble, has run out of croissants and fresh bread. 1,049 more words

Haute Provence 2015