Monthly Archives: October 2012

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Steketee and Frost

Normally, I don’t read psychological-based nonfiction, but I couldn’t pass up reading this book. I found some of the stories included within the pages to be rather sad, almost exactly like the television show Hoarders. On the other hand, I found some of the other stories to focus more on depression rather than hoarding. That’s to be expected as the… Read more »

On Translation and The Little Prince

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[Post updated 9-October-2012 with a reply from the Folio Society] Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote the brilliant novella, The Little Prince in 1943. Originally written in French, it’s become the most translated book from its original language, into over 250 different distinct languages and dialects. But part of the charm of The Little Prince are its original watercolour illustrations by Saint-Exupéry…. Read more »