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Philippa Lewis

, nonetheless, a sense of empathy and even admiration present in the way Dugas describes those who withdraw from the disappointments of everyday life to exist in the better world of their imagination. 40 La Timidité is presented as a work of psychology, but its findings derive from a select corpus of

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Natasha Ruiz-Gómez

monument to Honoré de Balzac, he was living on the rue des Grands Augustins , the same Parisian street where the novelist had set his celebrated Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu . 1 In that fictional story, a seventeenth-century artist named Frenhofer spends ten years labouring lovingly over a painting of a nude

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Claude Blanckaert

Paris and took a new path. A naturalist and a “man of letters”, making a living from his copious writings, he became a “populariser” famous for his numerous Roret agronomic manuals, his Botanique des dames and also the Astronomie amusante (cf. Thiébaud, Tissot-Robbe, 2011: 400–402). While a jack

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Julin Everett

by European powers. Rather, he notes, far from displaying a desperate need for European intervention, black Africans living during the period following the end of the slave trade saw various developments which allowed for cultural, political and economic revolutions. In the latter part of the 19th

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Helena Duffy

a happy family life and the special privilege of living in his own one-bedroom apartment, 35 Ivan’s comrade vegetates in a squalid room in a kommunalka kommunalka on a pension so meagre that, to make ends meet, he must engage in ‘speculation’, as Soviet authorities called any activity involving

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Helena Duffy

, willingly offered themselves as cannon fodder in Stalin’s ruthlessly run war.’ 8 The critic adds that these men’s hopes for a better life were then frustrated by Stalin’s Stalin, Joseph heartless attitude towards war veterans as well as by the dire living conditions resulting from the damage inflicted

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Anna Branach-Kallas

2015 : xi ). A social, aesthetic, psychological and ontological problem, undermining the boundaries between inside and outside, private and public, human and inhuman, life and death, facial disfigurement still affects us most intimately today. Between Stigmatisation and Sacralisation: The Officers

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Julin Everett

: Principles of Life and Living . By way of a proverb, Fu-Kiau illustrates the importance of the woman in Kongo culture: As long as there is a female “shoot” within the community, it cannot be annihilated. The presence of a female in the community is the symbol of continuity of life in that community, and

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Passages à l’acte: Political and Textual Violence in Francophone Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures

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Julin Everett

abnormality and impotence. Todorov clearly suggests that the riots were a reaction to sexual impotence in young “Muslim” men living in France. Finally, he fails to see this same sexual dysfunction in some French politicians and in members of French law enforcement who he implies are by default non-Muslim. As

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Ramona Mielusel

she belongs. As a graduate of the faculty of letters, she was concerned with the images that the popular media created of her birthplace and her community. Therefore, she felt motivated to become the voice of her ethnic community and express its concerns as well as the daily life challenges facing its