Tag Archives: France

Book Review: Reflections On The Revolution In France

Reflections On The Revelation In France:  A Critical Edition, by Edmund Burke, edited by J.C.D. Clark One of the general indications of our own contemporary age’s moral and intellectual decline is the way that so few people genuinely write these … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Song For Arbonne

A Song For Arbonne, by Guy Gavriel Kay In many ways this book deserves to be seen as a companion volume to the author’s work in Ysabel, given that it explores the same region of Provence that the author’s previous … Continue reading

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Book Review: Songs In The Shade Of The Flamboyant Tree

Songs In The Shade Of The Flamboyant Tree:  French Creole Lullabies And Nursery Rhymes, collected by Chantal Grosléziat, arranged by Paul Mindy, and illustrated by Laurent Corvasier I have to admit that I found this collection of materials pretty pleasing … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: How To Listen To And Understand Opera: Part 3

Great Courses: How To Listen To And Understand Opera: Part 3, instructed by Professor Robert Greenberg In most of the courses I have listened to in this particular professor’s series, all of which deal with music in the Western concert … Continue reading

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The Affair Of The Necklace

One of the lamentable ways that one can tell when a particular society has reached a state of terminal decline is when conspiracies and conspiracy theories no longer shock people but are considered to be a normal and acceptable.  We … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cracking The Egyptian Code

Cracking The Egyptian Code:  The Revolutionary Life Of Jean-François Champollion The study of the deciphering of various ancient languages has led me to understand all the more clearly that to decipher a past language is an act that requires a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seeker Of Knowledge

Seeker Of Knowledge:  The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by James Rumford This book is a pleasant and surprisingly instructive children’s book on the life of Jean-Françios Champollion.  To be sure, there is some oversimplification here, as the author focuses … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Books Of The Western World Vol. 38: Montesquieu / Rousseau

Great Books Of The Western World Vol. 38:  Montesquieu / Rosseau:  The Spirit Of The Laws, by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu / On The Origin Of Inequality, On Political Economy, and The Social Contract, by Jean Jacques Rousseau … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters To Sartre

Letters To Sartre, by Simone De Beauvoir, translated and edited by Quintin Hoare I am perhaps the wrong person to be reading a book like this.  Generally speaking, one reads the letters of others when one has an interest in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rashi

Rashi, by Elie Wiesel I must admit to having profound mixed feelings about this work.  Of course, Rashi is a figure I have some awareness of because of his importance as a commentator on the Midrash and Mishnah from medieval … Continue reading

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