Napoleon

デパートの誕生French Literature, History and Culture

Shigeru Kashima, "The Birth of Department Stores" - Why Do We Want to Buy? What is the secret of learning from the long-established department stores in Paris?

According to Kashima, "department stores are not only a purely capitalistic institution, they are its ultimate expression.

Why is this, he says, because "the inherent capitalist process of buying things not by necessity but by desire is precisely the one triggered by department stores.

In other words, the birth of the department store was so significant that the capitalist system we live under today began here. Why do we "want things"? In this book, we can learn the origin of the desire capitalism that stimulates it.

This book is a very valuable work as a business bible. It is a very stimulating and interesting work of cultural and world history, but it is also an extravagant book in which you can learn about the mechanics of business.

コーヒーの真実Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast Asia

アントニー・ワイルド『コーヒーの真実』~コーヒーの歴史と現在も続く不平等な貿易システムに警鐘を鳴らす一冊!

何も知らずに無邪気に美味い美味いと飲むことの何たる気楽さか。

そのほうが心理的負担は明らかに少ないです。

ですが全ての人がそうなってしまったらどうなってしまうのか。いや、現に世界は新自由主義でどうなってしまったか。

厳しいかもしれませんが、コーヒー好きだからこそ勇気を持ってこの本は読んでほしい一冊だと思います。

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(16) Visiting Waterloo, the site of Napoleon's defeat - an ancient battlefield that Hugo went to great lengths to visit in order to complete his Remisée.

パリを出発した私が向かったのはベルギー国内にある古戦場ワーテルローの地。

ここは1815年にナポレオンが最終決戦の末に敗れ、彼の栄光に終止符が打たれた場所として知られています。

そしてここは『レ・ミゼラブル』を書き上げたユゴーにとっても非常に重要な場所でした。

この記事ではそんなナポレオンとユゴーのゆかりの地ワーテルローについてお話ししていきます。

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(15) Why didn't Raskolnikov in "Crime and Punishment" become Rastignak in "Old Gorio"?

一週間ほど滞在したパリでの日程もいよいよ終わりを迎えます。

『秋に記す夏の印象』ということでドストエフスキーに倣って私の印象を述べていこうという趣向でありましたが、なかなかドストエフスキー本人についてのことはここまで多くは語れませんでした。

ドストエフスキー自身もパリの名所や芸術などについてはほとんど語りませんでしたが、パリ篇の最後はやはり彼について思ったことを書いていきたいと思います。
この記事のメインテーマは『罪と罰』の主人公ラスコーリニコフと、バルザックの『ゴリオ爺さん』の主人公ラスティニャックについてです。

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(10) Familiar with "Phantom of the Opera"! We went to the Opera Garnier in Paris - we also found the 5th box seats for the Phantom!

Paris is famous for its Opera House. In this article, we will talk about the Opera Garnier, or the Opera House.

It is definitely the place to be for fans of "Phantom of the Opera." This article will also talk about that Phantom box seat.

Of course, even if you are not familiar with "The Phantom of the Opera," this stunning Napoleon III style is a must-see!

This is definitely a must-see point of interest in Paris. I highly recommend this spot.

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(9) A panoramic view of Paris from the Sacré Coeur: a huge church on the hill of Montmartre, associated with Zola's late masterpiece novel "Paris".

In our previous article, we introduced the places associated with Emile Zola's "Lugon Makkar Series".

And in this article, we will introduce the Sacré Coeur Abbey, the main setting of "Paris," the final volume of the "Three Cities Twins," which Zola wrote in full after completing the "Lugon-Macall Series.

This church is famous for its spectacular view of Paris, but from a Zola fan's point of view, it has a completely different meaning. What Zola thought about this church will be introduced in this article.

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(8) A roundup of sites associated with Zola's "Lugon MacCarl Series" in Paris - set in Paris under the Second Empire of France.

In this article, I will introduce the places associated with "The Lugon Makkar Series," a masterpiece by Emile Zola, a writer I respect and admire.

The "Lugon McCall Series" is just fascinating. And I suspect that nothing has exposed the workings of the modern society we live in as much as this group of works.

We encourage you to first pick up a copy of even one of the masterpieces by the genius that is Emile Zola. And please be shocked by its powerful blow.

I would highly recommend "Izakaya" and "Nana" as they are available in paperback.

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(6) Tour of Paris and Balzac's places of interest: Boulogne Forest, Balzac's House, Pere Rachaise Cemetery.

This article will introduce the places associated with Balzac, the French literary giant famous for "Grandpa Goriot.

We will look in turn at the Boulogne Forest, which is significant in the novel, and Balzac's house and the Pere Lascheuse cemetery, where his grave is located.

It was especially satisfying to see his favorite walking stick and coffee pod at Balzac's house.

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(5) Visit the Invalides where Napoleon's tomb is located - The more you know about Napoleon, the more charismatic he became.

After visiting the graves of Rousseau, Voltaire, Zola, and Hugo at the Panthéon, I headed to the Invalides. This is where Napoleon is buried.

Still, the imposing standing of the Invalides is enough to make one sigh. In a sense, such an architectural structure is Napoleon's tombstone. It reminds us of how huge a person Napoleon was.

In this article we will talk about Napoleon.

Impressions of the Summer Recounted in Autumn - Trip to Paris and Georgia

(4) Dostoevsky poking fun at French eloquence in the Pantheon - And I visit the tombs of Zola and Hugo

In this article we will talk about the Pantheon, which was also visited by Dostoevsky.

Here are the graves of philosophers such as Voltaire and Rousseau, and national literary figures such as Zola and Hugo.

Dostoevsky wrote about this episode in the Pantheon in his "Impressions of Summer in Winter". This is a very humorous and interesting story, which I will introduce in this article.

Dostoevsky may have a dark and stern image, but he is actually a mischievous character as well. His eloquent and intoxicating exchanges with the Frenchman cannot help but elicit a giggle.