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In which Netty reads Houellebeq's Atomised and wonders what's French for "not my cup of tea" ...

So when you think about France, what comes to mind? For me, it’s the Eiffel Tower, baguettes, jaunty berets, the River Seine, Champagne, cheese, the Champs D’Elysee … so basically, landmarks and the culinary. 1,013 more words


Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau

Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau (translated by Barbara Wright)

Sometimes, I’ll call a book or story cinematic. Normally, I mean it as a way to say the writing is particularly visual, like the words immediately lend themselves to being seen. 646 more words


The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain

There is a scene in the film Pulp Fiction where guns-for-hire Vincent (John Travolta) and Jules (Samuel L Jackson) discuss the gastronomic worthiness of various animals by virtue of how clean or dirty they are. 321 more words