have I been in a room, possibly with fifty or so other people, where about thirty languages are spoken. It was a refreshing and dramatic change to the fairly monoglot norm! The event was part of the Jura Unbound series … Continue reading →
Marzio Barbagli. Farewell to the World. A History of Suicide
translated by Lucinda Byatt. Polity Sept 2015
Farewell to the World
Don Camillo and his Flock
Raphael: A Passionate Life, Polity 2012
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