Copernique Marshall's Essays

Index

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I - Préface or Foreword

II - Series 1 - No. 001 à 010 - January 12 to May 21, 2012 :

001 - Googling Around - Classifying information - The Internet - Computers - The future - Information gurus.

002 - A Good Reputation - An unexpected interview with a starlett and why l'Université de Napierville has such a good reputation.

003 - On Boredom - A rather unusual taxi driver in Paris.

004 - Does God Really Move in a Mysterious Way ? - Religions, religions, religions and... faith.

005 - Dead Poets Society - Osgood C. Godell, Tupper G. Putter, Sylvanus Silliman and Anthony Troloppe.

006 - Individuality Mother Lode - "We" and "I" - Back to Godell and the subjects of his books.

007 - Braggadacio and Venality - Traffic - A bar and a bore.

008 - B. S. - Specialization - Historical films - Captain Kirk and James Bond.

009 - So You Wanna Write a Book ? - Charles-Marie Savile - Isaac Asimov - Newton - Charles Dewitt - Christopher Lipsing - And Lunatics.

010 - What is Being Modern ? - Interior decoration, arts, science, education, computers, central air conditioning, abundance of food, Medicare and our relatively backward thinking process.

III - Series 2 - Nos. 11 to 20 - June 4 to October 15, 2012 :

011 - Bars and Bars -

012 - A Dreadful Place -

013 - John Ruskin (1819-1900) -

014 - Another World : Same view -

015 - Read and/ou Lire ? -

016 - On Languages -

017 - Serendipity -

018 - Sartre, Happenstance and Paris -

019 - Another Column and, Not Again, an Obscure Writer -

020 - And Back to My Obscure Writers -

IV - Series 3 - Nos. 21 to 30 - October 29, 2012 to March 11, 2013 :

021 - Grumpy, Me ? -

022 - Speaking Of... -

023 - Prolific, You Say ? -

024 - On [French] Poetry -

025 - Humbug ! -

026 - Good Books, Bad Books -

027 - Ten Best [Books] - See note below (between 38 and 39)

028 - On lists... [Films] - See note below (between 38 and 39)

029 - And For My Next Act, I Shall Set Myself on Fire [Paintings] - See note below (between 38 and 39)

030 - Plays and Plays [Plays] - See note below (between 38 and 39)

V - Series 4 - Nos. 031 to 40 - March 25 to August 5, 2013

031 - Rock n' Roll ! (Why Not ?) - See note below (between 38 and 39)

032 - Classical Music - Part One - See note below (between 38 and 39)

033 - Classical Music - Part Two - See note below (between 38 and 39)

034 - Classical Music - Part Three - See note below (between 38 and 39)

035 - And All That Jazz - Part One - See note below (between 38 and 39)

036 - And All That Jazz - Part Two - See note below (between 38 and 39)

037 - And All That Jazz - Part Three - See note below (between 38 and 39)

038 - And All That Jazz - (Addendum) - See note below (between 38 and 39)

Note : Between the 28th of January and the 8th of July 2013, Copernique Marshall wrote a serries of essays on various subjects ranging from Books to Jazz including films, classical music, plays, paintings and even Rock n' Roll more or less entitled "The [10] best of", the list of which can be found in the "General Index". - Please consult that index to obtain further details.

039 - On Reading -

040 - A Few Words on ... Words (and Expressions) -

VI - Series 5 - Nos. 041 to 050 - August 19, 2013 to March 3, 2014 :

041 - Book Covers -

042 - So Ruddely Interrupted -

043 - Anachronisms anyone ? -

044 - Words and Languages - Illiteracy, linguistic, numbers of words in the English and French languages.

045 - How Many Books Do You Read ? - On Georges Perec's "Penser/classer", i.e. : what's a book ?

046- Unknown Soldiers - Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Robert Darwin. - Reginald Aubrey Fessenden. - Thomas Young and Jean-François Champollion. - On thermometers and : Daniel Gabriel Farenheit, Galileo Galileo, Santorio Santorio, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinand II and Ole Roemer.

047 - Inutilemofolia - Isaac Asimov, Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, Francesco Algarotti, Frederick the Great and Voltaire plus Tit-Bits : Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Georges Perec, Joseph Justus Scaliger, Christopher Wren, Charles Lindberg, Alexis Carrel, The Smithsonian «institute, Immanual Kant, Benjamin Franklin, Fredreick Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humbolt, Connop Thirwal, Dionysius Lardner and Karl August Varnhagen von Ense.

048 - Fifty Years and Counting - The 50 year old rule about judging art and litterarture - The stupidity of Nobel, Goncourt, Femina prizes - On John Le Carré and Georges Perec.

049 - An Open Letter to My Canadian Unilingual English Speaking Friends - On the difficulty of learning either Ebglish or French as as second language - William Cobbette and "Literary pimps".

050 - Expressions and Quotes - Sherlock Holmes and man's brain - William Cobbett and newspapres - The existence (or not) of English grammar.

VII - Series 6 - Nos. 051 to 060 - From April 7, 2014 to... :

051 - On Landscapes and Sceneries - Various comments on what a "Paysage" is, in French, as opposed to "Landscapes" and "Sceneries", in English. - This essay also contained addendua and corrections on Friedrich Wilham Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humbolt (see number 47) and Darolomeo de Sanctis plus an answer to a reader on French and English irregular verbs as well as an excerpt from William Cobett's "Advice to a Young Men and (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life" (1824).

052 -And why should we know this ?- On Anacreon, The Star-Spangled Banner, Apollonius of Tyana and people listening to football in pubs.

053 - On Numbers - Large numbers, astronomy, space travel and the numbers of books I have read or possibly could read.

054 - Paperless, age and work - Paperless society, the disapearance of books and newspaper, health, age and retirement.

055 - Modernity and education - What is being read nowadays. What do we teach in school. Inventions over the past 50, 80 years. What to teach our children.

056 - Music, Music, Music - On Blues, both modern and original.

057 - TV or not TV, That s the question - TV programs and what people watch. On Steve Ray Vaughan (and the Blues) and Setve Jobb (as an inventor) plus a few words on Apple and a comment on English and French expressions.

058 - Untitled - The shortest story ever written (with exemples) and on the possibility of writing an introduction to classical music.

059 - Oscars, Sound Purists and Other Matters - Recalling Oscars and literary prizes. Listening to live music and on a translation of The Importance of Being Earnest.

060 - January the 2nd - Cleaning one's desk for the upcoming New year.

VIII - Series 7 - Nos. 061 to 070 - From February 5, 2015 to... :

061 - Things of interests and beauty - The Pythagorean theorem, the Fibonacci  sequence, and various comments, in French, picked up on the web.

062 - Paper v. electronic - On readers. Time capsule happenstance and on the meaning of "barking mad". (See also no. 054.)

063 - Hooray for Captain Internet ! - Apple... What... again ? - Time capsule 2 - On solitude and the Internet (and Proust). Apple and Mycrosoft decing for us. And more comments on time appenstance.

 

 

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