Newspapers: The Reassurance of St. Figaro

The collected bylines were illustrious indeed. There was Emile Zola pas sionately arguing the case for Captain Alfred Dreyfus. Guy de Maupassant covered a Hindu cremation in India.

Gabriel Faure favorably reviewed the premiere of Tosca at the Paris Opera.

Marcel Proust recalled a childhood Easter vacation. By embroidering its anniversary edition with evocative pieces from its rich past, Paris' oldest daily, Le Figaro, celebrated its centennial in grand style last week.

The paper also threw a charity gala at the Paris Opera that glittered with the helmets of the Gardes Republicaines, and...

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