Tag Archives: language

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…

Love and power

Irreverent, funny story that reminded me of my own mother, who dabbled in astrology and tarot cards before becoming fanatically religious with a hotline to God almighty who bestowed upon…

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 ‘rĂ©cit’, which is filled with moments of irony, farce and anecdote against the backdrop of the Third…


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