Category Archives: literature

Fairy Tales books on Archive

Fairy tale is a fictional story that usually features folkloric characters (such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, witches, giants, and talking animals) and enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events. The Internet Archive highlighted seven fairy tale books with … Continue reading

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

That’s very nice, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam on-line and illustrated by Edmund Dulac and Willy Pogany. (via Plep) The Rubaiyat is not a single poem, but is rather a collection of verses written by or attributed to ‘Umar Khayyam, … Continue reading

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La collection Libertinage

La collection Libertinage is a collection from La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec composed by books that are “susceptible to offend the readers’ modesty”, what I prefer to call naughty books. There are PDF versions of nine book, including Sade’s La … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

The children’s classic book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has a special session at Wikipedia: Portal:Oz, or something like, all you ever wanted to know about Oz, but was afraid to ask. Or something near of that. The WikiProject Oz … Continue reading

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Les Fleurs du Mal

People learn other languages for many reasons, “survival” is the most common. I started learning French because I love the French culture: I wanted to understand the songs, the films without any subtitles, to read all kind of interesting information … Continue reading

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Christmas Linkdump: Books and Texts

Probably there are thousands of books and short stories about Christmas, from unknown writers to classic books. No matter how know are those stories, the important is share them, is spread this culture, right? Based on this idea of share … Continue reading

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Jules Verne

Before Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein and even before H. G. Wells there was Jules Verne. The French writer was a pioneer of the science-fiction genre. Verne was noted for writing about cosmic, atmospheric, and underwater travel … Continue reading

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L’étranger

To celebrate the end of my French course – until August – here it is a gift to my readers that speak French: the audio book of L’étranger, read by Albert Camus in 1954. The files will be available for … Continue reading

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Happy Bloomsday!

Happy Bloomsday Everybody! From the beginning. If you have no idea of what it is, fix it reading this article. Ok, now follow some of my suggestions to Bloomsday of last year. If you never read Ulysses and you are … Continue reading

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

How many adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s classic The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde have you watched? I have seen at least five, and I’m not even counting the cartoons based on it, like Sylvester and Tweety: … Continue reading

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