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About meFrench, b.1952. Geophysicist. I like l'humour anglais, especially the Monty Python's—sorry for those who hate them.
About my libraryThanks to my subscription to The Folio Society from 2003 onward, I discovered classics I had never heard of before: like Elizabeth in Alan Bennett's novella, I am an opsimath. I almost never read books twice. (So why do I keep them?) There are so many works to discover, & I am such a slow reader that I am doomed to die facing a mountain of books I would have liked to read. (This last sentence influenced by my reading of The Anatomy of Melancholy. ;-) However, I do not buy too many books in advance.
Favorite authorsJames Boswell, Italo Calvino, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Anatole France, Edward Gibbon, Graham Greene, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Pierre Loti, W. Somerset Maugham, Guy de Maupassant, Samuel Pepys, Georges Perec, Robert Pinget, Jules Romains, Jacques Roubaud, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)
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