Category Archives: classics

Émile Zola’s “Paradise” – The Ladies’ Delight

The new cover of  Émile Zola’s classic – Au Bonheur Des Dames (The Ladies’ Delight) has a familiar face from the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) series – “The Paradise.”  The televised series focuses on the melodrama, with cliffhangers at the end of each … Continue reading

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Read for Better Social Skills

Just as watching an episode of “Breaking Bad” before going to bed can give me nightmares, or catching up with the angst on “Nashville” can make me restless, now Science magazine confirms that reading “literary fiction” makes me better able … Continue reading

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Kafka in Prague

Kafka attended the Old-New Synagogue, the oldest Synagogue in Europe – also famous for the 17th century Rabbi, Jehudah Loew, who is said to be the creator of the Golem, a clay-made artificial being who possessed supernatural powers and protected … Continue reading

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