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France, with her allies, was victorious in World War I, and she emerged for the time as the dominant power on the Continent, linked to the Church in new compromises by the fear of Bolshevism and by the problem of … Continue reading
Like Dickens and Balzac, he wrote because he could not help writing, but he did not think that the chief business of life was to be put into literature; and much as he appreciated his contemporary fame, he does not appear to have cared … Continue reading
Freud said of folk tales that they contain “the dreams of the human race.” One of these dreams is about the simple good prevailing over the subtle wicked. Most of the stories that the Grimm brothers collected are lay moral … Continue reading
“So that by that time the Grimm brothers arrived to began their collection, much material had overlain the remote mythology of the early tribes. Tales from thee four quarters, inventions from every level of society and all stages of Western … Continue reading
Perplexing could be the word. The Chevalier d’Eon could be said to have had a perplexing career. In France his name was a household word: of both masculine and feminine gender. Voltaire once famously described the Chevalier as “A nice … Continue reading