L’A. B. C. du libertaire

Jules Lermina, né le 27 mars 1839 à Paris et mort le 23 juin 1915 à Paris, est un romancier et journaliste français.

Après avoir exercé divers métiers et tenté sans succès de se lancer dans les affaires, il entame une carrière journalistique en 1859 et s’engage du côté des socialistes, ce qui lui vaut plusieurs séjours en prison et le soutien de Victor Hugo.

Ses premiers romans paraissent sous le pseudonyme de William Cobb. Il laisse une œuvre abondante, qui comprend des romans d’aventures, dont notamment des suites aux Mystères de Paris d’Eugène Sue et au Comte de Monte-Cristo d’Alexandre Dumas, ainsi que des romans policiers, des contes inspirés par son intérêt pour les sciences occultes, un dictionnaire biographique et un dictionnaire d’argot.

Il est également l’auteur de L’ABC du libertaire édité par la colonie libertaire L’Essai d’Aiglemont et publie dans le journal Le Libertaire. Il est, de ce fait, parfois présenté comme un « écrivain anarchiste ».

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Al fronte

“Al fronte” racchiude il lavoro come corrispondente di guerra del grande giornalista Luigi Barzini, nelle zone dove si svolgevano le operazioni più importanti della Prima Guerra Mondiale.

Luigi Barzini (Orvieto, 7 febbraio 1874 – Milano, 6 settembre 1947) è stato un giornalista e scrittore italiano.

«È il 12 marzo. Il rombo del cannone si fa ancora sentire, sebbene lontano, verso il nord. Ma la terribile battaglia si può considerare finita. Attorno alla sacra, vecchia capitale della Manciuria è tornato l’antico silenzio. Anzi, una quiete più che mai profonda alita sopra le deserte fumanti rovine e sui distrutti villaggi popolati da una funebre folla di cadaveri senza numero»

Il reportage di Barzini sulla battaglia di Mukden (guerra russo-giapponese del 1905) apparso sul «Corriere» il 24 marzo 1905, è considerato tutt’oggi un pezzo magistrale di giornalismo di guerra.

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover

“Lady Chatterley’s Lover” is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published in 1928. The first edition was printed privately in Florence, Italy, with assistance from Pino Orioli; an unexpurgated edition could not be published openly in the United Kingdom until 1960. The story concerns a young married woman, Constance (Lady Chatterley), whose upper-class husband, Clifford Chatterley, described as a handsome, well-built man, has been paralysed from the waist down due to a war injury. In addition to Clifford’s physical limitations, his emotional neglect of Constance forces distance between the couple. Her sexual frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. The class difference between the couple highlights a major motif of the novel which is the unfair dominance of intellectuals over the working class. The novel is about Constance’s realisation that she cannot live with the mind alone; she must also be alive physically. This realisation stems from a heightened sexual experience Constance has only felt with Mellors, suggesting that love can only happen with the element of the body, not the mind.

The author

David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works, among other things, represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct.

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After her father is injured, Katherine Radford must try to run her family’s store in the Keewatin District located west of Hudson Bay in rural Canada.

Bessie Marchant (1862–1941) was a prolific English writer of adventure novels featuring young female heroines. She was married at age 27 to Jabez Ambrose Comfort, a Baptist minister 28 years her senior. She began writing for publication shortly after her daughter Constance was born in 1891. She published most of her work under the name Bessie Marchant, but occasionally published as Bessie Marchant Comfort or Mrs J.A. Comfort. And a few books for boys, published under the name John Comfort are attributed to her.

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