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Paul Valéry’s Mauvaises Pensées

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Books, French Literature, French Poets | 0 comments

Towards the end of his life, as his muse, Jeanne Loviton, is about to leave him, the French poet Paul Valéry collected in the many pages of his Cahiers some aphorisms, maxims, speculations and questions under the title Mauvaises pensées (Evil Thoughts). The man who enjoyed the status of the official poet has already been a victim of his outdated and faded...

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That Red Water of the Great Flood

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Books | 0 comments

This thin volume of about 60 pages contains a little-known but inspiring episode of India’s freedom struggle. It deals with one of the saddest and yet proud moments in the history of martyrdom in India under the British rule. It succinctly tells a story of great self-sacrifice and courage and its brevity only intensifies its emotional depth. It is...

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