Thursday, January 7, 2010


Auto-de-fe: (Spanish for act of faith) Auto-de-fe was the religious ceremony following a trial during the Spanish Inquisition, often culminating with the heretic's confession and burning at the stake.

The auto-de-fe continued. The famous Count of Monte Cristo, who had escaped from the dungeon of a castle on an island in the sea, was likewise fed to the flames of Luo's madness.

A Book for Today: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

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