In the previous post, I noted offhandedly I consider the novel generally to be “historical fiction.” Valerie Holmes then pointed out in a comment that there are narrower genres (“romance, thriller, crime […]

“Ici, pas lΓ ”

When in 1978 Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy called a referee an “over-officious jerk,” Levy had unwittingly coined an expression that by now has entrenched itself in the American vernacular. It […]

Lost In Translation

It has been widely reported that France’s socialist president, FranΓ§ois Hollande, has been having an affair with actor (and socialist), Julie Gayet. (She is some twenty years younger than he is.) Unsurprisingly, […]