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Les Misbarack At The Barricades of Freedom

Les Misbarack makes a grumpy old man feel like Gavroche again — mischievous, irreverent, and hopeful as ever. Thanks to Kaitlin at Inside Islam for pointing me to this.

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“As Befits A Caprice of Love and Magistracy”

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, with his wife, Silda, announces his resignation at his Manhattan office. [Source: NYT] I admit, I’m as guilty as the next guy when it comes to prurient interest and schadenfreude. I came of age in … Continue reading

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Rodin’s “Fall of Illusion: Sister of Icarus”

Auguste Rodin. L’Illusion soeur d’Icare. 1895. Musée Rodin, Paris. [Photo by Dave Rytell] This sculpture beguiled me when I saw it at the Musée Rodin. I so much wanted to touch her wing. It was marble but it looked like … Continue reading

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A Gavroche Retrospective

When I began quoting and commenting on Les Misérables in September — I’ll call it blog-reading — I didn’t know exactly why I was doing it or where it would lead. I needed content to work with to learn the … Continue reading

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“The Paris brat ain’t made of straw”

Gavroche’s sleep inside the Elephant is interrupted by a whistle from the thug Montparnasse. He needs the gaman to help rescue one of his gang who has escaped from prison and is stranded precariously on the edge of a high … Continue reading

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