Tagged with literature

Turn-of-the-decade tribulations

My difficult start to a new decade, and the tribulations of the French healthcare system, which is still probably the world's best

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Why does literature seek to give meaning to the yearning for death?

French letters since the eighteenth century are strongly coloured by death and, more particularly, by death wishes. In this post I look at a subject that most will regard as unnecessarily stern in an age where happiness has been erected into a moral imperative.

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An amazing mixture of Roland Petit, the Corps de Ballet and Proust

A review of RolandPetit's impressive ballet Proust ou les intermittences du coeur_ : « Les enfers de Monsieur de Charlus ».

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