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Bye Bye Blondie: Virginie Despentes

I gave up on the film version of Baise-Moi based on the book from French author Virginie Despentes, but that didn’t stop me from trying, and loving the film   1,099 more words


Villa Triste: Patrick Modiano

“I tell myself she was living in that moment of youth when everything’s going to be at the tipping point soon, when it’s going to be a little too late for everything. 869 more words


Event: Marie Darrieuessecq in conversation with Chloe Hooper

I wish every Monday night could be as literary as this one was! Last Monday (May 23), I attended the event held at Readings Carlton, which was to be an interview of French author Marie Darrieussecq about her recently translated novel,  309 more words

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Marie Sizun in B O D Y

Another work of French writing in Saturday European Fiction with the debut of Marie Sizun in English as her novel Her Father’s Daughter is about to be published by Peirine Press in a translation by Adriana Hunter. 94 more words


The Reader on the 6.27 -Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

We have established that I have the best job in the world. The combination of books, cakes and, frankly, permission to talk to customers about books and cakes is pretty irresistible I think. 366 more words


The Lover by Marguerite Duras

“Very early in my life it was too late. It was already too late when I was eighteen.”

Like most 16 years old young women on the brink of adulthood, I was easily influenced and incredibly introspective. 270 more words


Young Once: Patrick Modiano

“Something-he wondered later is it was simply his youth-something that had weighed upon him until that moment broke off him, the way a piece of rock slides slowly into the sea and disappears in a spray of foam.” 823 more words