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Le Viêtnam Ancien by Anne-Valerie Schweyer
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Étant un parfait débutant des études vietnamiennes je présage que cet ouvrage concis me servira de référence durant des nombreuses années à venir.
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Les Cendres de l'amante asiatique by Hugo Horst
Les Cendres de l'amante asiatique
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Un ouvrage satirisant les relations mesquines et les histoires sordides du milieu de l'édition, je crains toutefois de ne pas avoir saisi toutes les références. Bien que le langage est bien stylisé, les personnages sont quelque peu plats et mal dével...more
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The English Governess at the Siamese Court by Anna Leonowens
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Unfortunately for the modern reader the womens' literature of the time, especially traveller's notes, was excessively wordy, filled with outrageous amount of pompous adjectives, rhetoric ensuring the reader about the awfulness of Siam and the goodnes...more
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Dune by Frank Herbert
" People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-... " Read more of this review »
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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
" Sometimes truth isn't just stranger than fiction, it's also more interesting and better plotted. Salinger helped to pioneer a genre where fiction was deliberately less remarkable than reality. His protagonist says little, does little, and thinks l... " Read more of this review »
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but it often takes
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and most often when you do
it's too late
and there's nothing worse
than too late”
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“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.”
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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“I was sentimental about many things: a woman’s shoes under the bed; one hairpin left behind on the dresser; the way they said, 'I’m going to pee.' hair ribbons; walking down the boulevard with them at 1:30 in the afternoon, just two people walking together; the long nights of drinking and smoking; talking; the arguments; thinking of suicide; eating together and feeling good; the jokes; the laughter out of nowhere; feeling miracles in the air; being in a parked car together; comparing past loves at 3am; being told you snore; hearing her snore; mothers, daughters, sons, cats, dogs; sometimes death and sometimes divorce; but always carring on, always seeing it through; reading a newspaper alone in a sandwich joint and feeling nausea because she’s now married to a dentist with an I.Q. of 95; racetracks, parks, park picnics; even jails; her dull friends; your dull friends; your drinking, her dancing; your flirting, her flirting; her pills, your fucking on the side and her doing the same; sleeping together”
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