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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Autumn Reads for Independent Minds

Our seasonal round up Autumn Reads for Independent Minds is fueled by a core belief that good writing and good ideas of all kinds make the world go round, giving context to modern life and […]

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Book Blasts Top 5 French Reads I

BookBlast’s curated Top 5 French Reads recommends works in French for translation into English. So here is our pick of this year’s new releases of la rentrée littéraire.  La rentrée littéraire is a curious phenomenon: […]

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Explorations

BB Archive George Elton Mayo The Descent into Chaos 1941

Many ideas and opinions based on a lifetime of research, expressed in speeches made half a century ago by my grandfather, George Elton Mayo (1880-1949), the psychologist, organizational theorist and acknowledged founder of the Human […]

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Legacy Agency

BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Letter from Madrid, 1953

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer, artist, and contributor to Harpers & Queen, Apollo, Interiors, Observer, first wrote a column while living in Spain in the 1950s for The Spanish-American Courier. This article came out […]

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Non Fiction

C. J. Schüler reviews The Dandy at Dusk, Philip Mann

  C. J. Schüler reviews The Dandy at Dusk by Philip Mann. What makes a dandy? In the popular imagination, the dandy is a peacock, eccentrically and eye-catchingly dressed. Nothing, however, could be further from […]

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Explorations

Philip Mann Explores Soho Bohemia

Philip Mann writes a special feature for BookBlast about Soho bohemia in the spirit of:  “For thirty years I hid my fame in taverns”. “Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be,” the hypochondriac Mr. […]

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Interview
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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds III

Welcome to BookBlast’s monthly Top 10 Reads round up of deliciously eclectic, mind-altering reads to see us into the Autumn. Uncovering a Parisian Life The Madeleine Project by Clara Beaudoux, translated by Alison Anderson (New […]

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Fiction

Review Your Father’s Room, Michel Déon

French novelist Michel Déon was born in Paris and died in Galway in 2016 at the age of 97. Admirers of Fournier and Flaubert and the world according to Proust would love his writing which […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Julian Evans, translator