Rudolf Borchardt’s stories in critical edition

Rudolf Borchardt saw himself as an uncompromising keeper of literary tradition, but for years he has attracted more attention as a scandal author: through the discovery of a “fake”, better fictional letter to friend Hugo von Hofmannsthal for the purpose of straightening his own confused biography, and through the huge one the estate edited novel […]

Has the State requisitioned the masks ordered by the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region?

Question asked on 04/06/2020 Hello, You seize us on the question of the imports of masks by the French communities, within the framework of the fight against the epidemic of Covid-19. And more particularly in the case of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Bouches-du-Rhône which, in recent weeks, have placed large orders whose color they have still not […]

“The House of the Woods”, under the Pialat sun

During the beautiful summer of 1969, Yves Laumet, producer at ORTF, savored his luck as he sailed between the three shoots for which he was responsible: On the Ououët side by Jacques Rozier in Vendée, Jean Renoir’s Petit Théâtre in the South and the wood house by Maurice Pialat in the Oise. All this for […]

“Appeasing Hitler”, the worst diplomacy

The strategy that London and Paris followed, up to 1939, towards Nazi Germany seems in many respects incomprehensible. Far from adopting a firm policy towards a country still vacillating, the two Allies practiced theappeasement, an ineffective diplomacy of abandonment since it combined the woes of war with the bitter fruits of dishonor. Rather, however, than […]

The Jan van Eyck Show in the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent

2020 is Jan van Eyck Year in Ghent, where the altar of the same name, the largest of his only twenty surviving works in the cathedral and now in a century exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts, shows half of these from all over the world. Perhaps 2020 is also a milestone in the […]