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The Salt of Life (Collector)
In this wonderful little book that literally sparkles with wisdom, Françoise Héritier incites us to play a game with our own memories
Pens and Brushes The influence of art on the 19th-century novel
A meticulous account which goes back to the source of the great classical authors' fascination for painting.
The Babel Syndrome
A philiosophical reflection on the links between science, religion and more broadly the various areas of culture.
Anne-Marie Lugan Dardigna
Women of Literary Salon Feminism and the Literary Salon: Women in 18th-Century France
In France, the struggle for women’s rights is a very ancient one. In the 17th and 18th centuries it found expression in literary salons led by such famous figures as Madame de Tencin, Madame du Deffant, Madame Geoffrin and later by Madame du Châtelet and Madame d’Epinay.
The Writer’s Vocation
From earliest childhood we all know how violent, unfair, even inflexible, language can be — particularly when we have to confront our parents’ or schoolteachers’ anger.
A Delight in Words
Property fills the mouth, Hatred is spit out, Credulity is a good girl, Decision cuts like a scalpel
This fascinating portrait of Proust as a reader offers an illuminating view of his work
Loli, the Time Has Come
Loli, le temps venu covers a relatively unexplored area in human relations, uncovering some singular emotions that shake up our usual vision of life. This is a chronicle of passion.