“Je n’ai qu’une passion, celle de la lumière, au nom de l’humanité qui a tant souffert et qui a droit au bonheur.” I have only one passion, that of light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness
Try these (from Eddie Playfair): L’Argent: Zola’s Money La Curee: Corruption of Desire
Le naturalisme, dans les lettres, c’est également le retour à la nature et à l’homme, l’observation directe, l’anatomie exacte, l’acceptation et la peinture de ce qui est.” Naturalism, in letters, is also the return to nature and to man, direct observation, exact anatomy, acceptance and painting of what is.”
The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
Activities for 2022 will start with an online (Zoom) talk by William Breslin who will present the film An Officer and a Spy by Roman Polansky.The 2 hours 12 min Gaumont film came out in November 2019. It is an adaptation of Robert Harris’ novel, with music by Alexandre Desplat. It can be viewed freely on the…… Continue reading Coming Soon
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. Emile Zola
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Let us hope 2022 is an improvement on 2021. End of Covid and the dreaded Omicron and no further variants. End of global tensions and start of economic recovery. We aim to bring you a rich and varied programme of events to lift your spirits and will be publishing details soon. In the meantime, how…… Continue reading Happy New Year to all our Members