From the monthly archives: May 2010

Soyez réglé dans votre vie et ordinaire comme un bourgeois, afin d’être violent et original dans vos œuvres.   This advice from Flaubert has been translated as: Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work. I’m fonder of the punchier version that reads: …

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May 19, 2010 by

                I love my doctor. I never said this in America. The first time I met Dr. Abdallah, I had a world-class case of food poisoning.  I’m talking lying-on-the-bathroom-floor-in-the-middle-of-the-night-can’t-get-up food poisoning.  I was on Lamu, the island off the coast of Kenya where I met the man I later …

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