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About meLampedusa once wrote that among Shakespeare's plays the one he officially loved most was "Hamlet" but the one he secretly cherished most was "Measure for Measure". I can say the same, that the works I read again and again are not necessarily from my favourite authors. My most cherished books are Lampedusa's "The Leopard", Barbey d'Aurevilly's "Les Diaboliques" and "Une vieille maîtresse" (though I admire "Un prêtre marié" most), Mauriac's "Le noeud de Vipères", Isabel Allende's "La maison aux esprits", Maupassant's Norman tales and fantastic tales, Emilie Carles's "Une soupe aux Herbes sauvages", Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (although my graduation memoir was about "Jude the Obscure", more admirable but more tedious), Julien Gracq's "En lisant en écrivant" (I haven't managed yet to get into his masterpiece, "Le rivage des Syrtes"), Fowles's "The French Lieutenant's woman"...
About my libraryBiddy Mulligan's palace consists of one room, mine consists of two, and of course I spend a respectable amount of time devising the trickiest ways of dealing with an ever-increasing quantity of books, CDs and DVDs. Bless DVD encyclopaedias and such book collections as La Pléiade, Bouquins, Omnibus or Thésaurus : five books in one (eight in the Thésaurus volume which comprises Herbjorg Wassmo's "Dina trilogy"), but I haven't found a solution regarding videotapes yet, except disposing of them some time.
Favorite authorsSvetlana Alexievich, Hans Christian Andersen, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Roberto Bolaño, Colette, Jules Barbey D'Aurevilly, Pierre Desproges, André Franquin, Sylvie Germain, Thomas Hardy, Yaşar Kemal, Omar Khayyám, Milan Kundera, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Primo Levi, Molière, François Rabelais, W. G. Sebald, William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, Antoine Volodine, Herbjørg Wassmo (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresBooks Upstairs, FNAC Paris (Saint-Lazare), FNAC Paris (Ternes), Galignani, Gibert Joseph - Saint-Michel, Librairie Boulinier, Librairie Compagnie, Librairie de Paris, Librairie Delamain, Librairie du Globe, lu & cie
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