Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:10:54 PM EST
On this date in history:
1821 - Birth of Gustave Flaubert, a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style, best exemplified by his endless search for "le mot juste" ("the right word"). (d. 1880)
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Welcome to the European Salon!
This Salon is open for discussions, exchange, and gossip and just plain socializing all day long. So please enter!
The Salon has different rooms or sections for your enjoyment. If you would like to join the discussion, then to add a link or comment to a topic or section, please click on "Reply to this" in one of the following sections:
EUROPE - is the place for anything to do with Europe.
WORLD - here you can add the links to topics concerning the rest of the World.
THIS, THAT, AND THE OTHER - is the place for everything from environment to health to curiosa.
KLATSCH - if you like gossip, this is the place. But you can also use this place as an Open Thread until the one in the Evening opens.
SPECIAL FOCUS - will be up only for special events and topics, like elections or other stuff.
I hope you will find this place inspiring - of course meaning the inspiration gained here to show up in interesting diaries. :-)
There is just one favor I would like to ask you - please do NOT
click on "Post a Comment", as this will put the link or your comment out of context at the bottom of the page.
Actually, there is another favor I would like to ask you - please, enjoy yourself and have fun at this place!