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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
by M.R. James
read in January, 1993
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Most reveiewers here feel that MR James is a master of the genre and I agree. There are certain expectations of a ghost story writer and for many readers these expectations are fulfilled. As in the case of Lovecraft, the stories tend to be disarmingl ...more
" Roxanne wrote: "I was in second grade when this book was published, a time when memories of the atrocities of the Nazis were still felt keenly by my p ...more"
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Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
Decline and Fall
by Evelyn Waugh
read in February, 2015
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“Decline and Fall” by Evelyn Waugh is full of the exuberance and immorality and cynicism of the time in which it was written. In some respects the book is distasteful but perhaps no more than life itself is so often distasteful, so wretched, so cruel ...more
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
" Allright, you have seconded a notion from "no holds barred" Nick that I am a moron but just for the sake of completeness can anyone or will anyone try ...more"
Le feu follet suivi de Adieu à Gonzague by Pierre Drieu la Rochelle
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Le feu follet suivi de Adieu à Gonzague by Pierre Drieu la Rochelle
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Ce roman ne me donnait pas beaucoup de plaisir. Je crois que la vie de Drieu la Rochelle était une préoccupation et un débat avec la mort. Est ce qu'on peut le décrire comme roman éxistentionaliste? Je l'ignore. Certain est le fait que notre protagon ...more
" The point is an interesting one. There are probably more bowdlerisations and alterations to writers' works than many readers are aware of. I read many ...more"
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“Il y a autre chose que le détachement de la vie et l'éloignement de toi, il y a l'orgueil...Je ne veux pas renier, je ne veux pas me cacher, je ne veux pas aller en Allemagne, et je ne veux pas être touché par des pattes sales.”
Drieu La Rochelle
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“He adored force and hated weakness. It is the crime of female natures.”
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Drieu La Rochelle by Dominique Desanti
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"Drieu la Rochelle, ou Le Seducteur Mystifié" par Dominique Desanti est une biographie qui me dérange beaucoup. Comme l'affirme la biographe elle-même, l'oeuvre biographique mélange volontièrement les récits, des grands romans de Drieu avec sa vie, e ...more
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Pierre Drieu la Rochelle
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“A man's most vivid emotional and sensuous experience is inevitably bound up with the language that he actually speaks. (New Bearings in English Poetry)”
F R Leavis

Pierre Drieu la Rochelle
“L'homme ne naît que pour mourir et il n'est jamais si vivant que lorsqu'il meurt. mais sa vie n'a de sens que s'il donne sa vie au lie d'attendre qu'elle lui soit reprise”
Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, L'homme à cheval

Henry de Montherlant
“Il y a désir et désir. Vers le tablao andalou monte un désir qui est l'honneur de la création. Vers la scène du music-hall parisien, monte un désir qui est de la saloperie.”
Henry de Montherlant

“Parler est une graine que l'on sème dans le champ des esprits; la graine devient un arbre, et dans l'arbre finissent par chanter tous les oiseaux du ciel.”
Alphonse de Châteaubriant

100590 The Thomas Mann Group — 174 members — last activity Feb 16, 2015 10:50AM
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