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Swann's Way
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"This is unbelievably much more accessible than I though it would be!" Dec 21, 2014 11:26PM

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"So, by inspecting our own consciousness, we can learn what can and cannot be known, and in what manner whatever we know is known. And since all we know is, according to Descartes, our ideas, and since these are in our consciousness, we know, at the same time as we know our ideas, something about that consciousness in which they are. We know our own minds better than anything else." Dec 15, 2014 10:10AM

Imperialism, the ...
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"And this "booty" is shared between two or three powerful world marauders armed to the teeth (America, Great Britain, Japan), who involve the whole world in their war over the sharing of their booty.

(I did not know that Japan in 1920 was among one of those advanced countries(?))"
Dec 06, 2014 11:42AM


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Yann is on page 21 of 348 of Quattrocento: Les symboles de bouleversement mondial peuvent être trompeurs - la Bastille abritait très peu de prisonniers. [Hein!? Mais qu'est ce qu'il raconte? Mais on s'en fiche complètement du nombre de prisonniers de la Bastille. Il y avait une forteresse avec des canons braqués sur Paris. Les gardes suisses qui y étaient ne tiraient pas leur poudre aux moineaux.]
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
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who know the "secret" behind the looking glass are able to travel to the other side; but those who have no knowledge of the mystery of the letters will see nothing but their own dull faces.
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Le Rouge et le Noir by Stendhal
"I was taking the train from Geneva to Grenoble, one of the most beautiful routes in the world, and I was reading Le Rouge et le Noir for the second time. I hadn't picked the book because I was visiting Grenoble, it just worked out that way. I was..." Read more of this review »
L'Iran, de 1800 à nos jours by Yann Richard
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Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss
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Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
" Ah...! This is completely compatible with Sartre's idea of Freedom! "
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Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert
Sentimental Education
by Gustave Flaubert
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Sentimental Education: As the title suggests it can be read as an educational novel. How many times have you read a book about sentimentality? Me, none. Perhaps there are many self help books out there, about love, relationships, or many other things ...more
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