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The Curious Curator's Book Blog
The Curious Curator's Book Blog rated it 7 years ago
"The hypercontemporary individual is more autonomous but also more fragile than ever, in proportion as the promises and demands that define him become ever vaster and more massive. Freedom, comfort, quality of life and higher life expectations do not blunt the tragedy of existence; they merely make ...
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it 8 years ago
Charming, diverting essay by the famed French novelist on the subject that dominated so much of his fiction-love. His views about women are outdated and not always easy to read, but overall the book is delightful and the Hesperus edition is beautifully packaged with French flaps and evocative cover ...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 8 years ago
This was one crazy story! It's very reminiscent of Voltaire's Candide but with a great many lewd jokes and a lot of dirty humour.It's bawdy, yes, but it also offers some philosophical insights into society. It's hard to believe that this book was written over 5 centuries ago.
AmySea rated it 9 years ago
One Thousand and One Ghosts did not even remotely compare to Dumas' swashbuckling tales like The Three Musketeers. It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't all that exciting, either. It might have been sort of freaky for the time it was written, but with mass media we are so inundated with macabre stor...
Prerazmišljavanje rated it 9 years ago
Sve ja to razumem, i grotesku, i Rableovu veličinu i to što ga moj profesor opšte književnsti gotivi, al' ovde ima previše prdeža, govana i povraćke da bi mi se knjiga svidela. Neću da čitam više, petoknjižje štroke i smrada mi u životu ne treba.
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