Archive for the ‘Letters’ Category

Vidéo: Une histoire d’amour en Provence

La marquise de Sévigné, peinte par Claude Lefèbvre.

La marquise de Sévigné, peinte par Claude Lefèbvre.

Vidéo: Evocation de Madame de SEVIGNE avec la participation de Claude JADE lisant des extraits de la correspondance que Madame de SEVIGNE adressa à sa fille de 1671 jusqu’à son installation auprès d’elle, peu avant sa mort en 1696. Toute l’émission est centrée sur la douleur d’une mère à laquelle la PROVENCE et un coadjuteur, le conte de Grignan, ont ravi la fille.

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Richard Davenport-Hines reads an extract from a letter relating to Hugh Trevor-Roper’s visit to Greece with Freya Stark

Hugh Trevor-Roper

Hugh Trevor-Roper

Richard Davenport-Hines reads an extract from a letter relating to Hugh Trevor-Roper’s visit to Greece with explorer Freya Stark, the UK travel writer who was born today in history, 31 January, 1893.

“Caminando a ambos lados, de la nada al ser, y vuelta,” escribió Julia Kristeva a Catherine Clément el 5 de Agosto, 1997

Julia Kristeva, la filósofa y psicoanalista francesa que es una Editora Consultora de Interlitq, escribió el 5 de Agosto 1997 a Catherine Clément:

“Caminando a ambos lados, de la nada al ser, y vuelta.”

 Catherine Clément

Catherine Clément

T. S. Eliot wrote to Conrad Aiken: “Oxford is very pretty, but I don’t like to be dead”

T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot

On New Year’s Eve 1914, T. S. Eliot wrote to Conrad Aiken, the U.S. author who was born on this day in history, 5 August, 1889:

“I hate university towns and university people, who are the same everywhere, with pregnant wives, sprawling children, many books and hideous pictures on the walls … Oxford is very pretty, but I don’t like to be dead.”

Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken

 

 

Jenny Diski, David Harsent and Ruth Padel all opposed to book privation for UK prisoners

Jenny Diski

Jenny Diski

David Harsent

David Harsent

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel

Jenny Diski, the UK author who contributed prose to Issue 2 of InterlitqDavid Harsent, the UK poet who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, and  Ruth Padel, the UK poet who was a contributor to Issue 9 of Interlitq, are all signatories to a letter to The Telegraph from Frances Crook of the Howard League for Penal Reform, expressing concern at new rules that ban family and friends sending books to prisoners.