Eugène Français Vidocq: The history of the First Detective of History

Jean Valjean, the tormented protagonist of “The Miserable” by Victor Hugo, is one of the best-known characters in universal literature. He has been the protagonist of numerous adaptations over the years, the best known being those starring Gerard Depardieu and, more recently, Hugh Jackman (in a portentous performance that has earned him an Oscar nomination).… Continue reading Eugène Français Vidocq: The history of the First Detective of History

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Boris Vian: books and literature. “I will spit on your grave”

Boris Vian wrote “I will spit on your grave” (J’irai cracher sur vos tombes) in 1947, and became a bestseller. Today it is still a hard and disturbing novel, perhaps not as much as it was at the time, although it was enough for the French Poster for Action Sociale et Morale (a French federation… Continue reading Boris Vian: books and literature. “I will spit on your grave”

Marco Polo: Facts about his life

When the father and the uncle undertook the first to travel through unknown lands, (as you can read in the biography of Marco Polo), who have not accompanied them, was a child of six years.  When they returned, he had turned fifteen, during those nine years, the mother died. It was because of war (conflict… Continue reading Marco Polo: Facts about his life

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Marco Polo: The Great Traveler

Marco Polo, Venice, Italy 1254 – Venice, 1338 It has been more than 750 years of the birth of Marco Polo, the adventurer who discovered the East to Western eyes, and vice versa. Marco Polo, the great traveler who gave all that he observed a remarkable descriptive detail and during the many decades he spent… Continue reading Marco Polo: The Great Traveler

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