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La Nouvelle Mode

La Nouvelle Mode

Today, kings have almost lost the magnanimous power of their disguise. Their monarchical figure is only symbolic and preserved only in a few countries, so that the elderly have something to talk about during the afternoon tea. The well dressed, in order to preserve their position of power will try […]

 
Le Chapeau ou Couvre Chef

Le Chapeau ou Couvre Chef

Today, Christianity remains probably the best dressed, most powerful government in the world and in France; they are everywhere, wherever there is a fat man dressed in cassocks or purple robes. Throughout the fourteenth century, for example, there were three very distinct social classes: the disguised, the well dressed and […]

 
La Haute Couture

La Haute Couture

Throughout the history of male Haute Couture in France, there have been many different species in the tribe Homini in Garments. The current Tie Man is the last male link of Homini in Garments, a species that has ruled the Earth for thousands of years. Power has been in the […]

 
Battle of Trafalgar

Battle of Trafalgar

The language in which the novel has originally been written is French, although a Spanish translation made by Perez Reverte himself, with the aid of his Spanish mother has been published and it is said to be the closest translation available of that book, first published in the Nineties. The […]

 
The Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars

The infantry soldier, always in the background and far behind in any paintings of pictures of historical moments, such as the Battle of Waterloo. The infantry soldier is usually at the forefront of battles and he or she is usually the first one to die too. But as in all […]

 
The Premature Death of Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud

The Premature Death of Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud

French poet Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud’s is one of those premature deaths that constitutes a myth. That sort of myth that death builds up and keeps there, well above the surface. People like Rimbaud, or Ernesto “Che” Guevara, are all examples of young lives that death freezes forever and makes […]

 
Train to Bordeaux and the Intangible

Train to Bordeaux and the Intangible

Whenever Cedric needs to know a fact and read the references, he needs to set the bookmark in between the pages, close the book, handle it awkwardly and review the final pages. He cannot help but feel like a enthusiastic, albeit rather frustrated Neanderthal. Sometimes he gets that feeling that […]

 
Tour de France and Heavy Books

Tour de France and Heavy Books

While Cedric is sitting on a train en route to Bordeaux, reading a very interesting, fat book, he thinks that, these days, the only time when he actually feels like he has time to read, is while he is sitting on a train. He wonders how his life has turned […]