BOOK REVIEW · 14. August 2018
I read The Sorrows of Young Werther because it has to be read. The first pages bothered me by the condescending tone of the author towards people of “lower condition” than him. But I persevered and ... I did well! I understand that this book has passed the centuries. It is the story of an unhappy love lived by a young man rich enough to have nothing else to do but to sigh after the woman of his dreams, the perfect woman, who would exist, thus! Don’t look for humour in this book, what...
BOOK REVIEW · 04. July 2018
Jamaica’s motto is: "Out of Many One People" … and indeed, what a particular island we discover through this novel: an island inhabited by Blacks, Whites, slaves from Africa, Spanish first settlers, English who seized the island afterwards, French people, Chinese and Indian laborers, as many as different colors and cultures, this could be a paradise but Men being what they are, it’s most often a hell. In this fiction, Antoinette Cosway, a creole girl, tells her childhood at Coulibri...
BOOK REVIEW · 24. June 2018
Gabrielle Dubois' review: Wuthering Heights: “This is certainly a beautiful country! In all England, I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society. A perfect misanthropist’s heaven…” Here’s the first sentence of the novel and it gives us the tone: Heaven or hell? Desolate or romantic land? Love or hate? Humanity or animality? Wuthering Heights is a mixture and a permanent battle between each of these opposites. Nothing is flat,...
BOOK REVIEW · 03. June 2018
Enchanted April
BOOK REVIEW · 09. May 2018
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
In Italy, in 1860, a decadent and impoverished aristocracy, deaf to the upheavals of the world, still reigns over Sicily. But the disembarkation of the troops of the republican Giuseppe Garibaldi who wants to reunify Italy divided into several kingdoms,