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Texts in Mathias Enard’s Compass

- April 26, 2017 in Balzac, compass, Joseph-Charles Mardrus, Mathias Enard, orient, orientalism, Thousand And One Nights, Victor Hugo

Collection of the major public domain texts featuring in the novel Compass by French writer Mathias Enard — including Balzac, Victor Hugo, and Joseph-Charles Mardrus.

Texts in Mathias Enard’s Compass

- April 26, 2017 in Balzac, compass, Joseph-Charles Mardrus, Mathias Enard, orient, orientalism, Thousand And One Nights, Victor Hugo

Collection of the major public domain texts featuring in the novel Compass by French writer Mathias Enard — including Balzac, Victor Hugo, and Joseph-Charles Mardrus.

Voltaire and the Buddha

- March 8, 2017 in buddha, buddhism, christian missionaries, early reception of buddhism, Jesuit missions, orientalism, Religion, Myth & Legend, Society of Jesus, Voltaire

Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire's early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha's teachings from the trappings of religion, the French Enlightenment thinker prefigured an approach now familiar in the West.