Tag Archives: French

Erotica

Erotica As a teenager I read romance books.  Johanna Lindsey and Connie Mason were some of my favorites.  For a long time my idea of sex was wrapped up in the fantasy world of romance authors.  A couple of times … Continue reading

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A History of Fantasy

A History of Fantasy Viggo Mortensen captured my imagination in The Lord of the Rings, as he did many others. I’d seen him in G.I Jane and A Perfect Murder before, but not given him a lot of thought. But … Continue reading

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Unbearable Happiness

Unbearable Happiness Juliette Binoche is a French actress who first came to my attention in The English Patient. After seeing her that in 1996, I went back and watched her earlier films. I was excited to see that she and … Continue reading

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Madame de Cleves and Morality

Madame de Cleves and Morality Cari Gilkison, French Literature 1996   During the period when The Princess de Cleves was set and especially the time it was written, the French were particularly hypocritical.  The society in which Madame de Cleves … Continue reading

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