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Marcel Pagnol, “Le château de ma mère”

April 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Le château de ma mère

Marcel Pagnol

Éditions de Fallois, 1988

(published originally 1957)

reviewed by Gary Levinson

This book reads like an autobiographical narrative, though the extent of its autobiographical nature is open to question. Captivating and well written it is centered around Keep reading →

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Jean Cocteau, “Les parents terribles”

April 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Les parents terribles

Jean Cocteau

Gallimard 1938

reviewed by Gary Levinson

Though in its day Les parents terribles was, even in libertine France, a bit scandalous, noone reading it today would Keep reading →

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Tony Hsieh, “Delivering Happiness”

April 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Delivering Happiness

Tony Hsieh

Business Plus 2010

reviewed by Gary Levinson

WOW! Tony Hsieh’s life in the nascent eCommerce sector, as the CEO of Zappos, is fun to read about; it’s a vicarious thrill. This book centers around the history of his company seen through Keep reading →

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Guy de Maupassant, “Trois Contes de Maupassant”

July 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Guy de Maupassant
Trois Contes de Maupassant
adaptés en français usuel par Mme. Tartar, Professeur au Lycée de Siliana
Centre National Pédagogique
reviewed by Gary Levinson

This is one of the rarest Maupassant collections that I’ve come across. Using Keep reading →

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Michail Bulgakov, Master and Margarita

May 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Michail Bulgakov
Master and Margarita
Moscow 1973
Verlag Volk und Welt, Berlin 1979
reviewed by Gary Levinson

When the great Russian authors of the 19th and 20th century are listed, one typically Keep reading →

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Go figure:

November 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Go figure: Google has become the new Keep reading →

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Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album

September 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Dennis Hopper
The Lost Album
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
reviewed by Gary Levinson

When you think of the 1960s what kind of image forms in your mind?  Is it one of Keep reading →

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UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science 2012

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Award Ceremony for the  UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science 2012
reviewed by Gary Levinson

The 2012 UdK Award Ceremony took place on Friday the 13th of July, 2012.  This award ceremony, the “Verleihung des UdK-Preises für interdisziplinäre Kunst und Wissenschaft”, presents awards to Keep reading →

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Ricardo Ramos

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Ricardo Ramos
Berlin Fashion Week
reviewed by Gary Levinson

In this show at the Berlin Kunstgewerbemuseum, Ricardo Ramos showed us his Santas collection.  This collection using many Keep reading →

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Martin Mulsow – Helmholtz Lecture – Global Intellectual History

July 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Martin Mulsow
Helmholtz Lectures
reviewed by Gary Levinson

Martin Mulsow in his Helmholtz lecture “Ideengeschichte als Verflectungs- geschichte. Impluse für eine Global Intellectual History” at the Humboldt University in Berlin on Thursday, the 31st of May 2012, gave us an interesting introductory lecture into this discipline.  His basic premise is Keep reading →

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