Bibliography prize, and a newly-discovered early edition of Voltaire’s works
Thursday, 7 November, 2013
With so many good reasons for visiting Amsterdam, the idea of going there to read 70 or so bibliographies in two days might not seem the most compelling.
Le Dodo et le rhinocéros: Voltaire au pays des merveilles
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
Polémique sur les espèces en voie de disparition? Non. Fable de La Fontaine? Non plus... Il s’agit des illustrations du dernier tome des Questions sur l’Encyclopédie.
Happy birthday Denis Diderot! A letter from Marian Hobson
Saturday, 5 October, 2013
Cher Denis Diderot, happy 300th birthday!
The world’s a revolving stage
Friday, 20 September, 2013
Voltaire wrote on most subjects under the sun but his particular area of expertise in his own eyes – and one about which he probably felt more entitled to offer an informed opinion than almost any
A grand projet misfires
Thursday, 5 September, 2013
In 1770 a group of Voltaire’s friends decided over a boozy dinner that a subscription should be started to commission a monumental statue of France’s most famous living writer.