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Of what we feel – and don’t feel.

After posting that little excerpt from The End of Eddy I ended up reading the English version yesterday. Excellent, although the translation isn’t quite as stylish as the French original; … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 21 Comments

Teresa Cristina sings Roses Don’t Speak

      “… I complain to the roses. What nonsense. Roses don’t speak. Roses only exhale the scent they steal from you…”

April 28, 2017 · 9 Comments

I don’t know how many souls I have

It’s profoundly problematic that every time I’m confronted with the notion that I’m not immortal, I desperately want to die. Who was that Victorian author who said Germans were incapable … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 22 Comments

Reading books is good. Dressed of sea.

because we’re forced to inhabit the perspective of another human being. We should do that all the time. Dedicate a part of the day to that. I’ve never understood lack … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · 59 Comments

Ideal reading for warm weather: Marcel Pagnol, Rabindranath Tagore & Jorge Amado

In case you haven’t heard any of those names, I urge you to investigate. Each is a legend in the country of their birth: France, India (Bengal) & Brazil. In … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 9 Comments