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Book Review - Therese Desqueyroux by Francois Mauriac

Count Tolstoy opened Anna Karenina with one of the most memorable lines in literature. He wrote about all unhappy families possessing their own unique brand of misery. 752 more words

Book Reviews

Les 3 plaidoyers de Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard est moine bouddhiste depuis quarante ans, après avoir été chercheur en biologie moléculaire dans le laboratoire de François Jacob. Il est l’un des spécialistes mondiaux du bouddhisme tibétain et l’interprète français du Dalaï-Lama. 468 more words

French Culture

French contemporary poetry and ways of worldmaking

In this post, Jeff Barda explains the topic of his research, and how he makes use of the UL’s collections. Jeff is undertaking a PhD on French contemporary poetry at Trinity College (Cambridge) under the supervision of Dr Jean Khalfa. 498 more words

New Acquisitions

How gold caused his ruin

Sutter’s Gold by Blaise Cendrars (1925) French title: L’or.

I started L’or by Blaise Cendrars because I wanted to read it before seeing its theatre version. 773 more words


Remembrance of the Man who Translated Proust

Read this post from Nina Porzucki. Or listen to the podcast above.

It’s not often that a translator has a story as good as the author himself. 875 more words


A few years ago I met an Italian guy in London who could say only two words in English: “good” and “no”, with which he was able to build two very frank albeit lexically poor sentences “good” and “no good” (said “gudde”, in fact). 1,459 more words

Modern Literature

Lectures Conseillees - XIXeme Siecle

French Literature:

A. Dumas

Romans D’Artagnan:

1. Les Trois Mousquetaires

2. Vingt ans après

3.1 Le Vicomte de Bragelone

3.2 Dix Ans Plus Tard

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