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June 26: Victor Hugo









Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers of all time. Wikipedia
BornFebruary 26, 1802, Besançon, France
DiedMay 22, 1885, Paris, France
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
To love another person is to see the face of God.

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4月18日:George Henry Lewes (1817-1878) : Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)舌辯大師丹諾;Samuel Huntington

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For all his long career and prodigious energy he will always be associated with the phrase “the clash of civilisations”. How well does his argument hold up 24 years after he first penned it?


Samuel Huntington was one of America's great public intellectuals The author of "The Clash of Civilisations?" was born on April 18th 1972 ECONOMIST.COM
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Samuel Phillips Huntington (April 18, 1927 – December 24, 2008) was an American political scientist, adviser and academic. He spent more than half a century ..

As a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, and in an influential 1968 article in Foreign Affairs, he advocated the concentra

5 月5: Søren Kierkegaard, Karl Marx, The ultimate failure of Napoleon. Bye bye paper fivers; Virginia Woolf's great novel "To The Lighthouse"

Virginia Woolf's great novel "To The Lighthouse" was published #onthisday 5th May 1927. The book includes fictionalised semi-autobiographical reminiscences of her childhood trips to the family house in Cornwall and the characters Mr & Mrs Ramsay are probably partly based on her parents Leslie & Julia Stephen (née Duckworth). Leslie Stephen was President of The London Library for 12 years and Virginia Woolf became a life member 4 days after his death.
To the Lighthouse was one of Virginia Woolf's most successful novels (the proceeds enabling the Woolfs to buy their first car!). 3,000 copies were produced by her Hogarth Press for the first edition. This is one of them from May 1927, and we're very happy to have it!



It's 05.05.17 – the last day you can spend your paper fivers in all shops across the UK.



4月16日:Charlie Chaplin 卓別林;川端康成自殺

川端康成(1899年6月11日-1972年4月16日)
Yasunari Kawabata was a Japanese novelist and short story writer whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award.Wikipedia
“Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way.” 
― Yasunari Kawabata
“Does pain go away and leave no trace, then?’
‘You sometimes even feel sentimental for it.” 
― Yasunari KawabataThousand Cranes
“A child walked by, rolling a metal hoop that made a sound of autumn.” 
― Yasunari KawabataPalm-of-the-Hand Stories


“Was this the bright vastness the poet Bashō saw when he wrote of the Milky Way arched over a stormy sea?” 
― Yasunari KawabataSnow Country, p.165

旅途中的芭蕉(松尾芭蕉......)在大海中所見的,大概就是這樣鮮明,這樣龐大的天河吧。......天河深不可測的深奧,把他的視線吸引進去了。--
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