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Professionals Formerly Known as Lobbyists Courtesy Wikipedia...The lobbyists have spoken, and they have said, Um, actually, it's government relations professionals' now? Continuing coverage of our favorite story of the year (nomenclature subcategory,
Featured Video Close More Video David, David, David, you can't be serious. You're a smart guy, you didn't really say, Virginia Woolf is the only writer that interests me as a woman writer...What about Austen and the Bronte Sisters, Doris Lessing and
The ones where I want to invite all my favourite dead authors, and simply stare at them in awe the entire evening. Not just because they would have to be resurrected from the dead, but because being in the presence of that amount of collective
Eva Hesse was reading Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex during the 15 months that she spent in a disused textile factory near Dusseldorf from 1964-5. She noted in her diary how de Beauvoir's feminist existentialism was impacting on her own work:
Robin Smyth Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Paris, 1940. Photograph: Sipa Press / Rex Features Simone de Beauvoir , whose semi-detached love affair and intellectual companionship with Jean-Paul Sartre lasted all their adult lives, has told
The version, by Shanghai Normal University professor Zheng Kelu, is said to be the first authorized translation into Chinese from the original French. The Fu Lei Award was launched in 2009 by the French embassy in China. Guo Hong'an, from the Chinese
Existential Photography exhibition in pictures After the first world war, a curious game started popping up at fairgrounds: the shooting gallery. If the shooter's bullet hit the bullseye, they won a photo of themselves.
A lawyer for the lead producer of the recently canceled musical Rebecca said that criminal investigators had interviewed his client about the murky circumstances surrounding the loss of $4.5 million in investor financing. Four young memoirists,
The title of a new book by Andy Martin, a dude-like don from Cambridge University, isn't that promising...It turned into a duel to the death.' And the cover, just to ram home the gimmicky, prize bout' theme, is mocked up like a 1950s boxing promotion.
In fact this is probably the broadest topic we've had so far. There's a good thousand years of French literature to think about for a start. We could be talking about Chretien De Troyes , or Balzac , or Huysmans , or de Beauvoir , or Colette , or