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    1. Proust was (almost) a Chasid

      The Jewish Journal of Greater Los AngelesFeb 10 09:58 PM

      When a collection of glittering celebrities gets together, one would normally expect a glitzy, media-friendly event.

    2. James Joyce, Julio Cortazar, Marcel Proust, Henryk Sienkiewicz and Umberto Eco. Regardless of the language they were working in, some of the world's greatest writers appear to be, in some respects, constructing fractals. Statistical analysis, however, revealed something even more intriguing. The composition of works from within a particular genre was characterized by the exceptional dynamics of...

    3. Kindred spirits of Marcel Proust and Groucho Marx

      The Jewish Journal of Greater Los AngelesJan 20 07:47 PM

      The scope of Jewish achievement can be measured in the list of names in the Jewish Lives series of short biographies from Yale University Press, ranging from the biblical King David to Zionist icon David Ben-Gurion, from Weimar statesman Walther Rathenau to Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg.

    4. Top 10: stylish Paris hotels

      Daily TelegraphFeb 04 07:31 AM

      As Paris Fashion Week gets under way, we round up the top hotels for designer looks

    5. Findus, a much-loved icon, a fixture of the British household in the Seventies and Eighties, is leaving us, and the world will never be the same, writes DOMINIC SANDBROOK.

    6. This dog loves duck, almonds and the cleaning lady, but she’s no fan of other Wheatens.

    7. Princess Diana spent her last meal and evening in the hotel with Dodi Al Fayed before their fateful car crash in August 1997

      Fire Under Control at Ritz Hotel Paris - The Wall Street Journal

    8. Glass cabinets filled with mundane but poignant objects including cologne bottles, dentures and postcards form the centrepiece of a London exhibition presented by Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk on Tuesday. The unique collaboration between the 63-year-old author and the Somerset House gallery physically recreates his 2008 novel "The Museum of Innocence". The novel tells the story of wealthy ...

    9. Friendship is free of the indignities, suffering and drama that characterize romantic love; it doesn't have an expiration date; we rarely suspect it to be a figment of our imagination. But love is what fuels our economy.

    10. An endless leg over leg

      Al-Ahram WeeklyFeb 12 08:40 AM

      In 1994, the British orientalist Robert Irwin began his Arabian Nights: A Companion, an account of The Thousand and One Nights, by saying that according to a Middle Eastern superstition “no one can read the whole of the Arabian Nights without dying.”

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