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a tale about a word

Once upon a time, there was a word and this word meant nothing. They told it it would need to work hard to become a real word, with meaning, synonims, a clear definition… Even one day it could turn into … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: Freedom

Still on my last 50 pages (out of 706) to finish Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, I can already say I liked it and enjoyed it very much. I like to wonder the actual meaning of books’ titles as much as … Continue reading

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Fridays are for Readers: An Imaginary Life

That was the book that made me discover Australian author David Malouf and as I read the very first lines I immediately feel in love with his writing and this novel. We are taken back to the Roman Empire, and … Continue reading

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Fridays are for Readers: Nocturnes

I must confess. Though it’s an internationally acclaimed writer, I have just recently discovered Kazuo Ishiguro’s books. I had bought one during my last trip to London in October, at Gatwick Airport while waiting to embark on the plane taking … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: Hallucinating Foucault.

It was June 2010, right after my graduation and I was walking to the beach with a friend in a small village near somewhere (exactly there). We were relieved after witnessing we had our future in our hands and that, … Continue reading

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Fridays are for Readers: Stupeur et Tremblement

This week we are flying in the far East, but we’re doing through the eyes of a young Belgian woman, Amélie Nothomb. So welcome to Japan. Let’s start from the title: Fear and Trembling. According to Japanese protocol, foreigners wishing … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: The Magus.

Something I learnt since last year is to not have expectations on important things. I know it may sound a bit sad but let me explain the idea. First of all I should say I’m a dreamer (in case you don’t … Continue reading

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