Category Archives: Culture

How can I survive that kiss?

Parent-child relationships are complex and never more so than when the roles become reversed. Annie Ernaux presents the sparse truth in I Remain in Darkness. The thoughts she wrote down…

The Order of the Day Eric Vuillard

Truth is scattered into many kinds of dust

Written with devastating and biting honesty, the brevity and precision of this French ‘récit’, which is filled with moments of irony, farce and anecdote against the backdrop of the Third…

The Inspeparables Simone de Beauvoir

The Inseparables

With unsurprising spoiler Censored in its day, the coming-of-age novella by France’s most significant 20th century feminist, Simone de Beauvoir, now has an introduction by the 21st century’s foremost feminist,…


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