Mabanckou bestowed the Freedom of Expression Courage award to Charlie Hebdo’s editor-in-chief Gerard Biard to a standing ovation 48 hours after Islamic terrorists assaulted a Texas cartoon competition.
The Autodidact a rather disgusting and horrifying caricature of a modern intellectual.
Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead vs Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: The Ascent of Howard Roark and the Decline of Antoine Roquentin
Howard Roark is an outcome of Ayn Rand’s concept of man as a heroic being, while Antoine Roquentin is the outcome of Sartre’s concept of man as a confused and vacillating being.
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
To sever for years…
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.