Decadent Women. Review by Alan Price. Jad Adam’s book is the first to document the female contribution to a journal that began to be associated with the blanket term decadence. From 1894 to 1897 it was London’s most chic publication that new writers clamoured to be in.
Simenon The Man, The Books, The Films by Barry Forshaw. Review by Alan Price. I came very late in the day to the works of Georges Simenon. It was five years ago whilst talking, with a friend, about the early 1960’s BBC TV series of Maigret when I picked up my first Maigret novel. It was The Misty Harbour (1932). This story of a disturbed man found wandering the streets of Paris, with no recollection of who he is or how he got there was remarkably compelling.
Fetishism Psychoanalysis Anthropology & Crazy Love. Review by Barbara Lewis. Psychotherapist Patricia Morris undertakes a brave, elegantly-argued and learned analysis, enriched by her years of professional experience, to pin down the meaning of one very particular word – fetishism – and explore its distortion by anthropologists.
Rachel Donohue’s ambitious young journalist protagonist, driven by a hunger to get to the bottom of a 25-year-old mystery, observes from the sidelines of a meeting of editorial egos: “The stories we told were ancient. But we acted like they were new.”
As a half French, half American individual, I give in to a pastime common to double nationals, which consists of regularly comparing both countries of origin.
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