Thursday, April 26, 2018


In honor of Macron's visit, this has been Your Humble Narrator's reading material for the last couple of days...

It's a reprint of a 1936 collection of terrific Guy de Maupassant stories. They are indeed French, and they are indeed about love and passion, and most of them are on the racy side. But they aren't pornographic, no doubt to the disappointment of readers who bought it back in the '30s.

Maybe the best thing about the tome is that at the back, there are several blank pages marked for "NOTES."

Anyway, this week...

Monster-of-the-Week: ...let's acknowledge the Horla, the invisible title character of Maupassant's famed 1887 yarn, not included in the pamphlet above, but impressively depicted here:

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