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Alphonse Allais —Hip! Hip! Hooray!!!



ALPHONSE ALLAIS is the driving force (or should we say farce?) behind Black Scat Books. Allais was a peerless French humorist, celebrated posthumously by the Surrealists for his elegant style and disturbing imagination. 123 more words

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Robert de Boron and Joseph of Arimathea

Robert de Boron’s Joseph d’Arimathie (‘Joseph of Arimathea’) was written in verse in the late twelfth century. The text forms part of a trilogy, along with… 292 more words

Meetings

Father Gaucher's Elixir, by Alphonse Daudet

Another irreverent Provencal tale from Letters From My Windmill by Alphonse Daudet.

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Father Gaucher’s Elixir, by Alphonse Daudet {21:38}

Podcasts

The Sin of Father Mouret, by Emile Zola, translated by Sandy Petrey

The more I read of Zola, the more interesting he becomes.  The Sin of Father Mouret is utterly unlike the others I have read in the Rougon-Maquart cycle, and it tested my understanding of Zola’s place in the… 1,562 more words

Reviews

TPO: Le Petit Prince

VIDÉO  Le Petit Prince  –  Saint-Exupéry  –  Version Dailymotion
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The little-known Nobel laureate

Since the announcement on October 9th of the 2014 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, much has been written in the media both here and across the Atlantic attempting to answer the question “Who on earth is Patrick Modiano?”. 416 more words

Historical Collections

Association des Etudes Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande conference

Hannah Godfrey, Senior Editor, is at the ADEFFI conference in the Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin today. If you will be attending too, please stop by the stand and introduce yourself.

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