Berfrois

March 2019

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Day

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Day

Read Greek (no lesson). Call on Emilia Viviani. E. Williams calls.

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Distinctive Diderot

Distinctive Diderot

The most radical thinker of the eighteenth century, Denis Diderot (1713–1784), is not exactly a forgotten man, though he has been long overshadowed by his contemporaries Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

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Translation: Berfrois Interviews Charlotte Mandell

Translation: Berfrois Interviews Charlotte Mandell

Based in the Hudson Valley, Charlotte Mandell has rapidly become one of the world’s most acclaimed translators from French into English...

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Tidying up is not joyful but another misuse of Eastern ideas

Tidying up is not joyful but another misuse of Eastern ideas

It is the nature of Marie Kondo's attraction to Westerners that gives me pause. This registers most powerfully for me when...

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The World of Montague Tibbles House

The World of Montague Tibbles House

“Who will be interested in reading the life of an unfortunate black woman who seemed to be making a mess of her life?” This was the question Buchi Emecheta...

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Nicked

Nicked

As if there was much of anything in any human utterance, oral or written, except plagiarism!” opined Mark Twain...

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