What holds sway over this country without morals, beliefs, or feelings? Gold and pleasure.'
Sexual attraction, artistic insight, and the often ironic relationship between them is the dominant them ... 続きを読む
The Ladies' Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the spectacular development of the modern department store in late nineteenth century Paris. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern cit ... 続きを読む
This study places the last three novels of Victor Hugo's maturity - Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866), L'Homme qui rit (1869), and Quatrevingt-Treize (1874) - within the context of his artistic develo ... 続きを読む
The arrival of Augustin Meaulnes at a small provincial secondary school sets in train a series of events that will have a profound effect on his life, and that of his new friend Francois Seurel. It is ... 続きを読む
One of France's best-selling writers at the time of the novel's composition, Dumas here combines what he considered to be life's essentials - 'l'action et l'amour'. This historical romance is the clim ... 続きを読む
Highlights the fact that Sade is studied not just as a pornographer but for his important contributions to literature, philosophy and the arts
Reviews his novels and lesser-known works, and their ... 続きを読む
The Masterpiece is the tragic story of Claude Lantier, an ambitious and talented young artist from the provinces who has come to conquer Paris and is conquered by the flaws in his own genius. While hi ... 続きを読む
Why does he write those ghastly plays that the whole of Paris flocks to see? And why does he paint such lifelike portraits that everyone recognizes themselves?'
Moliere, The Impromptu at Versaille ... 続きを読む