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About meAfter having graduated in Applied Physics, and worked as a researcher in neurophysiology, building computer models of neural networks, I spent the rest of my working life in the the IT industry. Being retired, I now have time for my hobbies: books, languages and grandchildren. First, I took up French where I had left it at school, and continued it at the Univ. of Stockholm with a Master thesis, doing a "computational linguistics" study of the old french used by Villehardouin and Robert de Clari (see authors in LT) in their chroniques of the conquest of Constantinople in 1204.
About my libraryThe largest part of my book collection is probably still french litterature, grammar, history, old french and latin. But the science part is gradually increasing. And recently, it's a lot of books about atheism, religion and history.
Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Jean d'Aillon, Honoré de Balzac, Alain De Botton, Ferdinand Brunot, André Castelot, Nina Catach, Cicero, William Dalrymple, Richard Dawkins, Alain Decaux, Denis Diderot, Maurice Druon, Alexandre Dumas, Umberto Eco, Richard P. Feynman, Max Gallo, George Gamow, Stephen Jay Gould, John Gribbin, Peter Hopkirk, Horace, Victor Hugo, Hans Küng, G. Lenotre, Colleen McCullough, Robert Merle, Jules Michelet, Rohinton Mistry, V. S. Naipaul, Amélie Nothomb, Michel Onfray, Abraham Pais, Georges Perec, Michel Peyramaure, Salman Rushdie, Stendhal, Eugène Sue, Paul Theroux, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Henriette Walter, Marina Yaguello, Carl Zimmer, Émile Zola, Michel Zévaco (Shared favorites)
Favorite listsGreat Books About Language
Real nameHans Nilsson
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceNov 26, 2006
Currently readingThe Attic Nights: Bks.I-V v. 1 (Loeb Classical Library) by Gellius
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