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  • I talked about Le Grand Meaulnes, Le Petit Prince, Greuze, Astérix, the comédie larmoyante, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, pre-Great War railway posters, Rousseau, Offenbach, the early films of Fernandel and the semiotic significance of the yellow triangular – nay, tricornic – Ricard ashtray.

    — Julian Barnes, 1996, 'Gnossienne', in Cross Channel

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    July 11, 2008