Les livres superbes. Ma liste de livres lus.

Sunday, April 8th, 2018
# Le nom de l’auteur Prenom Titres de livres
1 Chalandon Sorj Profession du père
2 Coetzee John Maxwell Schande
3 Cusset Catherine L’autre qu’on adorait
4 Delacourt Grégoire Danser au bord de l’abîme
5 du Maurier Daphne Rebecca
6 Fernandez Dominique Nicolas
7 Feynman Richard Lumière et matière
8 Foenkinos David Les souvenirs
9 Gavalda Anna Ensemble c’est tout
10 Héléna André Le bon Dieu s’en fout
11 Hodgkinson Tom Anleitung zum Müßiggang
12 Jaenada Philippe La femme et l’ours
13 Lafon Lola Mercy, Mary, Patty
14 Long Louise L’heure des comptes
15 Nothomb Amélie Métaphysique des tubes
16 Nothomb Amélie Stupeur et tremblements
17 Olivier Adam Les lisières
18 Paasilinna Arto Le Meunier hurlant
19 Sand Shlomo Comment j’ai cessé d’être juif
20 Sylvain Tesson Dans les forêts de Sibérie
21 Testud Sylvie Gamines
22 Balasko Josiane Cliente
23 Bashevis Singer Isaac Au tribunal de mon père
24 Beigbeder Frédéric 99 Francs
25 Beigbeder Frédéric L’Amour dure trois ans
26 Beigbeder Frédéric Vacances dans le coma
27 Bukowski Charles Souvenirs d’un pas grand-chose
28 Carrère Emmanuel L’Adversaire
29 Carrère Emmanuel Limonov
30 Cauvin Patrick Dans les bras du vent
31 Cauvin Patrick Pourquoi pas nous
32 Chollet Mona Beauté Fatale
33 Cusset Catherine Un brillant avenir
34 de Vigan Delphine D’apres une histoire vraie
35 Delacourt Grégoire Danser au bord de l’abîme
36 Delerm Philippe Je vais passer pour un vieux con
37 Desplechin Marie Sans moi
38 Duras Marguerite La vie materielle
39 Ernaux Annie La place
40 Fallet René Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé
41 Fallet René Les Vieux de la vieille
42 Foenkinos David La Tête de l’emploi
43 Foenkinos David Lennon
44 Gavalda Anna Je L’Aimais
45 Gavalda Anna Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part
46 Giono Jean Les Grands Chemins
47 Giono Jean L’homme qui plantait des arbres
48 Golden Arthur Geisha
49 Grimbert Philippe La mauvaise rencontre
50 Halberstadt Michele La petite
51 Horn Mike Conquérant de l’impossible
52 Houellebecq Michel La Possibilité d’une île
53 Houellebecq Michel Les Particules élémentaires
54 Houellebecq Michel Plateforme
55 Kundera Milan La fête de l’insignifiance
56 Kundera Milan L’Insoutenable Légèreté de l’être
57 Lafon Lola La petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais
58 Leroy Gilles Alabama song
59 Lindgren Astrid Rasmus und der Landstreicher
60 Millet Richard Le goût des femmes laides
61 Mirbeau Octave Le Journal d’une femme de chambre
62 Nothomb Amélie Hygiène de l’assassin
63 Nothomb Amélie Ni d’Ève ni d’Adam
64 Nothomb Amélie Une forme de vie
65 Pagnol Katherine Les écureuils de Central Park sont tristes
66 Pagnol Marcel La Gloire de mon pere
67 Pagnol Marcel Le Château de ma mère
68 Pagnol Marcel Le Temps des secrets
69 Pancol Katherine La valse lente des tortues
70 Pancol Katherine Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles
71 Queneau Raymond Le Dimanche De La Vie
72 Queneau Raymond Loin De Rueil
73 Reza Yasmina Babylone
74 Sevran Pascal Un garçon de France
75 Simonin Albert Confessions d’un enfant de La Chapelle
76 Slimani Leila Chanson douce
77 Slimani Leila Dans le Jardin de l’Ogre
78 Troyat  Henri Faux-jour
79 Troyat Henri Le vivier
80 Vincenot Henri La Billebaude
81 Vincenot Henri Le Pape des Escargots
82 Vincenot Henri Memoires d’un enfant du rail
83 de Kerangal Maylis Tangente vers l’Est
84 d’Ormesson Jean Un jour je m’en irai sans en avoir tout dit
85 Fraisse Nora Marion, 13 ans pour toujours
86 Tesson Sylvain Bérézina
87 Bogdanov Igor & Grichka La fin du hasard
88 de Vigan Delphine No et moi
89 Delacourt Grégoire On ne voyait que le bonheur
90 Joncour Serge L’Écrivain National
91 Orwell George 1984
92 Wiazemsky Anne Canines
93 Mergault Isabelle Un escargot tout chaud

Simple Test for Randomness

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Below is my simple test for randomness that you can download or view.

Simple Test for Randomness

Mathematics is the most beautiful and the least controversial religion that humans have ever invented

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

I’ve started teaching mathematics. “Live” and online, which I find to be even more exciting than ever. I’ve got three kids from London whom I teach on Skype. How can it possibly fail to be amazing or rewarding!?! Yesterday we talked about fractions approaching zero, when their denominators approach infinity. And I felt that the kid online (year 9) had understood the beauty and transcendence of all that! What an experience to share! I could have cried, I felt as if running on a parallel track with the kid and those fractions, and when they were approaching infinity, I was approaching something which was as close to bliss as made no difference

05--imagesI’ve also just cobbled something like an “ad” for those “Maths on Skype”, the link of which I’m  including below. I pretend to be able to teach in Russian and French. The latter parlance would be a bit of a challenge for me, at least initially, but I hope to be able to get my “religious” message across. Yes, the C of M (the Church of Maths) should be joined by everyone to promote Peace on Earth as IMHO it is the least contradictory (not counting French grammar 🙂) and the most peaceful religion that humans have ever invented !!!

Please check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-1Vy9tRXWU

A Close Encounter over the Clouds

Monday, December 19th, 2011

When leaving London Luton by plane previous Sunday, the flight number FR3466, I was taking pictures of the clouds, and caught on my camera something that I only later realized was another plane flying, well, to Close for Comfort, maybe. You be the judge.

A Close Encounter

Over the Clouds

What’s Going On?

Friday, September 16th, 2011

What’s going on?

Click to go to my play

My London impressions

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

My Theatre Misadventure.

I was.. well .. impressed

It was at the Lay Down Your Cross, at the Swiss Cottage theatre on 16-3-12. I was sitting in the front row and was enjoying the play enormously, taking pictures on the sly, no flash, of course, for my blog from time to time. Then the play was interrupted, horror of horrors, because of me! The leading actor, who in my view looked quite scary,  spoke directly to yours truly: You are distracting me, and it is strictly forbidden to take pictures during the play. I didn’t know that. I don’t take pictures where there’s a sign with the camera, but there was no such sign and for me, who doesn’t watch TV nor reads papers, some obvious things sometimes are not so obvious. Anyway, the play continued after this short interruption and I – would you believe it – enjoyed it a lot! I especially liked the way it ended. My “nemesis” was going to paint the wall of his room. His son’s girlfriend comes and offers him a hand. He says OK, and they roller paint the wall. And it was real paint and real rollers and they just started working, not talking, just painting the wall for a minute or two, and the lights went down. I thought it was very good. Sorry I don’t have any pictures that I took, because they asked me to delete all after the play. That picture is borrowed from the internet. The guy who spoke to me is on the right 🙂

A warm day on the first of March

Regent’s park. Sixteen degrees on the first of March, 2012.

The beautiful Queen’s Gallery at the Buckingham Palace

To my mind the Queen does a very good job in appearing accessible to the public. Even if you are a paying visitor, still you can feel the genuine desire to give you -the visitor – a truly warm welcome and a real value for your money. The Palace is well worth the visit if only to experience that feeling of the Royal welcome. You just can’t help saying Long live the Queen.

The Queen’s Gallery – another impression. Simply majestic !

A synagogue next door to the Islamic centre in London.

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Films that I loved

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

1.    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie. Director – Luis Buñuel). The film is unique and unpredictable. Read the rest of this entry »

Learning le Français (an update)

Friday, August 12th, 2011

And, oh I loved this one. So simple and just… look:
fleurir ne suffit pas aux roses
au fond de son miroir
il faut que l’amoureuse
les regard la voir (Jean Lescure)

A very nice book about the Superstring theory. L’Univers élégant (Elegant Universe) by Brian Greene.

Elegant Universe

Elegant Universe

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I am in London

Friday, August 12th, 2011

I am in London ! ! !

I love to know which way to look :))

I love to know which way to look


My most beloved Authors

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Here they are in no particular order: