Category Archives: France

A Cinema in the Harbour

Source: Extract from Joseph Roth (trans. Michael Hofmann), ‘A Cinema in the Harbour’, in Report from a Parisian Paradise: Essays from France 1925-1939 (New York: W.W. Norton, 2004), pp. 64-66 . Originally published in German in Frankfurter Zeitung, 4 November … Continue reading

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Bioscoop

Source: Louis Couperus, ‘Bioscoop’, Haagsche Post, 2 December 1916, English translation by Ivo Blom in ‘North and South: two early texts about cinema-going by Louis Couperus’, Film History vol. 20, issue 2 (2008), pp. 127-132 Text: The contrast between North … Continue reading

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The little Madeleine

Source: Mrs Robert Henrey, The little Madeleine: the autobiography of a young French girl (New York: Dutton, 1953), pp. 199-200, 204-205 Text: Mme Maurer, grateful and generous, found a charming way to say thank you. Immediately after lunch on my … Continue reading

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The Heart of a Soldier

Source: Lauchlan MacLean Watt, The Heart of a Soldier (New York: George H. Doran Company, 1918), pp. 78-79 Text: There are constant opportunities for the artist amongst our men, if only the artist were there to catch the play of … Continue reading

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The Story of the “9th King’s” in France

Source: Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts, The Story of the “9th King’s” in France (Liverpool: The Northern Publishing Co., 1922), p. 56 Text: On the 9th there was a big attack by the British. The 16th Division attacked on the right … Continue reading

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The Story of the "9th King's" in France

Source: Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts, The Story of the “9th King’s” in France (Liverpool: The Northern Publishing Co., 1922), p. 56 Text: On the 9th there was a big attack by the British. The 16th Division attacked on the right … Continue reading

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À la recherche du temps perdu

Source: Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu: 1 – Du côté de chez Swann (1913), translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin as Remembrance of Things Past (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983), vol. 1, pp. 9-11 Text: At Combray, … Continue reading

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Kinomatograph in Paris

Source: Max Brod, extracts from ‘Kinomatograph in Paris’, Der Merker vol. 3 no. 1 (February 1912): pp. 95-98, reproduced in part in Hanns Zischler, Kafka Goes to the Movies (Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2003), pp. 47-51, translation by Susan … Continue reading

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