Nemrod de Charles-James Apperley

Self-editing, an old recipe

The resumption of literary activities 2018 was shaken by the presence of a self-published book in the first selection of the prestigious Renaudot prize. This news unleashed the wrath of booksellers who have seen that option as a disturbing signal to the future of the book world. The profession fears content production that would be […]

Caran d'Ache in À cheval — Baron de Vaux

The use of pseudonyms

The use of a pseudonym responds to many more reasons than we think. For example, an artist seeks out with his borrowed name, poetry that his original or real name does not have. Caran d’Ache cartoons, which means pencil in Russian, possibly would have been less successful if their creator had signed Emmanuel Poiré. Likewise, […]

Éloge du mors de son invention dont Casimir Noël fait une panacée universelle

The charm of the innovations in disuse

If the Lépine contest had existed before (it was created in 1901), today’s reader would not have had the pleasure of discovering the obsolete inventions that flourished in the 19th century. The inventors presented their discoveries with the assurance that the brochures served as a user manual and as well as means of promotion. The […]

Un raid de cavalerie, bataille de la Marne - Auguste Pelecier

The cavalry in 14-18

As if the books that appear in the lists of General Mennessier de La Lance do not sufficiently reflect the barbarism and the heavy tribute paid by the horse, there are many more written than one imagines about the use of horses in war. But nevertheless, it is worth asking what happened to the cavalry […]

Tho-Radia

The horse of the atomic race

Henri Becquerel and Marie Curie opened a Pandora’s box when discovering the radioactivity of uranium and radium. As a result of their work, began the discovery of healing properties of said elements. At first they gave rise to great advances in medicine such as radiology or radiotherapy, and other versions were even more surprising. Until […]