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Some flights of Poe’s Raven – Mallarmé and Manet, Doré, and Rossetti

06 March 2015

Thanks to the championing of his work by Charles Baudelaire and later of Stéphane Mallarmé who, respectively, translated his prose works and poems, the reputation of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) in France has always been high, and his influence on...

Japan’s first 'curry rice' recipe?

06 March 2015

Although it may not rank in gastronomic ...

Happy Birthday Magna Carta! All the best from the Web Archive xxx

05 March 2015

With the opening of the great exhibition here at the British Library just days away, I have been working on the Magna Carta special collection for the Web Archive. Media Coverage By coincidence I started a couple of days after...

Pais de maravillas: Cuba on the mind…

05 March 2015

Leonardo Abaroa, Pais De Maravillas (Havana: Ediciones Extramuros, 1992) BL Shelfmark RF.2015.a.23 The recent rapprochement between the United States and Cuba has brought new attention to Cuba, and in particular the challenges for Cuban society under the pressure of the...

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