Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jean-Michel Baylet

The sixth man in the Socialist primary, profiled here. He belongs not to the PS but to the PRG and is credited with only 1% in the polls.

Paul Yonnet Has Died

The sociologist Paul Yonnet has died.

Macé Scarron, Recidivist in Plagiarism

Joseph Macé Scarron's adventures in plagiarism--or "intertextuality," as he prefers to call it (hey, "French theory" is useful after all!--apparently didn't begin with his last novel. At least four previous instances have been identified, going back to his first novel in 1998.