Tag Archives: Literature

Old Books: Elle coule, coule, l’eau pure

Whenever I get back from a trip, I head to the library, dusting and pushing old books so as to make place for the latest guests. Here I am thoroughly dusting Rushdie’s book – one I remember starting years ago … Continue reading

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Beauty Is a World Betrayed. Do You Betray Expectations?

There are many characters from Milan Kundera’s novels that I am fond of. However, I have a personal favorite: Sabina from The Unbearable Lightness of the Being. Not the movie, please, the book! Please read the book, the movie is … Continue reading

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Kundera’s Tech Anxiety: I Want My Novels to Stay True to What Library Is

Milan Kundera explains his anxiety with regard to technology’s influence on human behavior, book digitization and eBooks in general. No book written by Milan Kundera is sold as an eBook nor will it ever be since the author strictly forbids … Continue reading

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Mario Vargas Llosa, Doctor Honoris Causa in Cluj-Napoca. On Storytelling

Mario Vargas Llosa, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Award for Literature, is on a three-day official visit in Cluj-Napoca, Romania following the invitation of Babes-Bolyai University (UBB). Vargas Llosa has been awarded today the Doctor Honoris Causa of UBB Cluj-Napoca … Continue reading

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