1 day ago · For something directly related to the city, start with one of the author’s most celebrated novels, Love in the Time of Cholera. Despite the fact that the city in the book is never named, you will find whispers of Cartagena throughout. “Cartagena is a city full of sound,” García Robayo told me.
Today · [Note: I’ve been blogging Proust: entries 1 and 2 here.]. There is a passage towards the end of “Swann in Love,” the second section of “Swann’s Way” (often published as a standalone work), in which a lady of high society comments on the absurdity that someone as refined and intelligent as Charles Swann could ever have allowed himself to fall in love with a woman as vulgar and ...
17 hours ago · The BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs invites castaways to choose eight pieces of music, a book (in addition to the Bible – or a religious text appropriate to that person's beliefs – and the Complete Works of Shakespeare) and a luxury item that they would take to an imaginary desert island, where they will be marooned indefinitely.
1 day ago · The young Count, having lost both his parents to cholera was now the sole heir and at long lost had become master of his Uncle Vladimir’s estate. And now all this was his. Called back to the country estate from St. Petersburg and a life of wanton dissipation by the untimely death of his benefactor, Boris could hardly believe his good fortune.
1 day ago · The catastrophic effects of armed conflict, particularly prolonged armed conflict, on individual and public health are well-established. The ‘right’ t…
1 day ago · Happy birthday, Susan Sontag! Here are some quotes from the writer: "Literature is dialogue; responsiveness. Literature might be described as the history of human responsiveness to what is alive and what is moribund as cultures evolve and interact with one another."
Today · The creator of the iconic Marvel comic books was born Stanley Lieber. He decided to change his byline to Stan Lee “for journalistic reasons.” According to TIME Magazine, Stan said the name change was “because I felt someday I’d be writing the Great American Novel and I didn’t want to use my real name on these silly little comics.”
1 day ago · CLINTON - Hunterdon Art Museum will open three new in-person exhibitions on Sunday, Jan. 24 with a free virtual opening from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, via
1 day ago · Download LogosBro. Dieusauveur & Sis. Remelia Datus are a missionary couple living on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas. Since 2006, they have been doing missionary work in Haiti and it all started with a dream. One night while Sis. Datus slept, she had a dream that she was preaching to an old schoolmate and urging him to repent because Jesus is coming soon.