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Posted on 24 July 2018 | 4:58 pm
How Rock on the River started with a beer
TimminsTodayHow Rock on the River started with a beer fridgeTimminsTodayJohn Olaveson likes to joke that Rock on the River started with $600. It was all thanks to a beer fridge. Now in its third year, the two-day festival is taking over Participark this weekend with its biggest concerts yet. The headliners for the shows ...
Posted on 24 July 2018 | 6:37 am
Trump's EU Jab May Hit Home as Juncker Goes
BloombergTrump's EU Jab May Hit Home as Juncker Goes to WashingtonBloombergTrump's package-deal approach to diplomacy is designed to create leverage, taking “extreme positions to occupy a position of strength,” said Simon Fraser, formerly Britain's top career diplomat and now a managing partner at Flint Global, a consulting firm.Why Trump has lost his party's support on foreign car tariffsVoxall 329 news articles »
Posted on 24 July 2018 | 5:07 am
The Battle That the Victors Lost: The
The Battle That the Victors Lost: The Artistic Legacy of the Spanish Civil WarThe WirePicasso and Joan Miró, Ernest Hemingway and Don Passos, Claude Simon and George Orwell , W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender – each of these great 20th century artists/writers gave the world memorable works crafted around the war. Remarkably, even ...
Posted on 21 July 2018 | 7:36 pm
Golden Man Booker: Michael Ondaatje's The
The AustralianGolden Man Booker: Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, Nobel prizeThe AustralianAnd eventually two of the aforementioned newbies in 1967, Saul Bellow and Claude Simon, each would receive the Nobel, but not until 1976 and 1985 respectively. What this probably means is that we are getting closer to finding out when our only ...and more »
Posted on 13 July 2018 | 7:10 am
Nobel Prize Literature winner 2014: Patrick
French novelist Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature. Modiano ... 1986: Wole Soyinka, Nigeria. 1985: Claude Simon, France. 1984: Jaroslav Seifert, Czechoslovakia. 1983: William Golding, Britain. 1982: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia.
Posted on 9 October 2014 | 1:40 am
Claude Simon, George Orwell and Catalonia
Before the year is out it would perhaps be right to mark the 100 th anniversary of the birth of Claude Simon (above, born on October 10, 1913). In the glut of Gallic anniversaries which I blogged about in October and November there was simply no room to ...
Posted on 19 December 2013 | 9:04 pm
Charming lakeside cottages you can rent
(Photo: Claude-Simon Langlois) Nowhere is summer more glorious than in a comfy chair on the porch of a lakeside cottage. We've scoured the country to find these 10 charming cottages and cabins offering lake views and refreshing waters. Our picks represent ...
Posted on 12 July 2013 | 12:58 am
Nobel prize-winning French novelist made stoical by two wars To the end of his life, even after he had won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, Claude Simon, who has died aged 91, asked that his profession be recorded as that of viticulteur, or grape ...
Posted on 10 July 2005 | 10:00 am
Claude Simon, novelist, Nobel laureate
PARIS -- Nobel laureate Claude Simon, a pioneer of the experimental ''new novel" style of the 1960s, has died. He was 91. Mr. Simon died Wednesday and was buried yesterday in Paris, according to France's Culture Ministry. The Swedish Academy that awarded ...
Posted on 9 July 2005 | 10:00 am