Le Palais Galliera

Paris is one of those unique places that often seem to be at the forefront of at least one cultural movement. In the late 1700s, the works of Enlightenment writers such as Rousseau and Voltaire incited revolutionary passions in their fellow countrymen in a way literature rarely does. In the late 1800s, Paris was the … More Le Palais Galliera

La Maison de Balzac

While I do fancy myself a bit of a Francophile, and have read my fair share of gritty C19th French literature, I know I will never get through all –or indeed much- of Balzac’s work. You see, in his relatively short life (1799-1850), Honoré de Balzac produced around 90 works. And while many of them … More La Maison de Balzac