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Abandoned Iron Horse Found

He had had an old Nikkormat that was his dad’s. It’d been kicking around. There was another camera, a Leica, with a parallax view-finder he’d used as kid when he was nine and ten but that was gone with the… 184 palabras más


From "Ballade des pendus" by Francois Villon

Frères humains, qui après nous vivez,
N’ayez les cœurs contre nous endurcis,
Car, si pitié de nous pauvres avez,
Dieu en aura plus tôt de vous mercis.

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Tant gratte chèvre que mal gît,

Francois Villon presents this poem as a ballad of proverbs, but I’m not so sure of that. They don’t quite have the look and feel of statements of folk wisdom handed down through the generations. 519 palabras más

Where Catch-22 Meets The Catcher in the Rye

In my opinion, Catch-22 and The Catcher in the Rye are some of THE best books I have ever read in all of high school. Funny, enough, both book titles have the word “catch” integrated in them. 574 palabras más

Car, ou soit ly sains appostolles

In which Francois Villon, writing his poems in the mid-1400s, looks back to an earlier time by composing his ballad in old French (mimicking the style and spelling of 150 years or so previously), and looks forward to a later time by giving a shout-out to one of the most popular movies of the twentieth century, Gone with the Wind. 273 palabras más

Marcel Schwob and Moody History

by guest contributor Dylan Kenny

Everyone in Paris knew Marcel Schwob (1867-1905). Journalist, critic, slang philologist, decadent symbolist fabulist, whose French Hamlet Sarah Bernhardt acted in 1899, whose 1904 lectures on François Villon were attended by Max Jacob and his friend Picasso, who was the dedicatee of Valéry’s… 979 palabras más

Think Pieces

Car ou soies porteur de bulles,

Francois Villon was a great poet but also a notorious low-life character who got up to all sorts of crime and mischief. He certainly spent time in prison on several occasions and might have ended up being hanged, although I don’t think anyone is really sure about that. 418 palabras más