The Price Of Water In Finistère

Author: Bodil Malmsten

Publisher: Random House


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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'In the same way as there's a partner for every person, there's a place. All you have to do is find the one that's yours among the billions that belong to someone else, you have to be awake, you have to choose.' With this conviction in mind, acclaimed Swedish writer Bodil Malmsten abandons her native country at the age of fifty-five and settles in Brittany. At the heart of this memoir is the conviction that the happiness to be found in Finistère will not allow itself to be, cannot be, expressed in writing. Embroidered around this seeming paradox are poignant, outraged and thought-provoking observations on the widest range of subjects: how not to buy plants, the elicit pleasures of bargain-hunting, the misery of writer's block, social democracy, racism, tulipomania, the stubbornness of bank managers, the controlling of moles and slugs, death, political hypocrisy, the delights of wild weather. Malmsten's passion and humour shine through every episode she describes, however minor, offering the reader a window onto a solitary life at once touching, thought-provoking and, occasionally, hilarious.

Revisiting Holocaust Representation in the Post-Witness Era

Author: Tanja Schult

Publisher: Springer


Category: History

Page: 309

View: 236

This volume explores post-2000s artistic engagements with Holocaust memory arguing that imagination plays an increasingly important role in keeping the memory of the Holocaust vivid for contemporary and future audiences.

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons



Category: Bills, Legislative


View: 773

New Remedies




Category: Materia medica


View: 534

"An illustrated monthly trade journal of materia medica, pharmacy and therapeutics" (varies).

Cost of Living in French Towns

Report of an Enquiry

Author: Great Britain. Board of Trade



Category: Cost and standard of living

Page: 430

View: 248