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Victor Hugo

Be like the bird, who
Halting in his flight
On limb too slight
Feels it give way beneath him,
Yet sings
Knowing he hath wings. 13 more words


Quote of the Week: What War?

Today’s quote is longer than usual: it’s an excerpt from Flight to Arras, a novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and it captures the utter exhaustion of a squadron of French pilots during the German offensive on France in June 1940. 280 more words


Theatre : George Dandin by Molière

George Dandin by Molière (1668)

George Dandin is a play by Molière, created in 1668, the same year as L’Avare (The Miser) and… 1,153 more words

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Luc Lang ‘Au Commencement du septième jour’

Ringing, deafening his ears…What time is it? What? 4h in the morning? It’s a private call. Hello?….Yes? A deep voice, commanding, presents himself, the gendarmerie, Saint-Eustache-la-Forêt, what? 855 more words

French Language Writers

Stripping the World to its Bare Bones

It’s amusing to wonder what the Wehrmacht censors thought when presented with Albert Camus’ novella The Stranger for their approval in 1942. One can imagine them getting together in a smoke-filled meeting room, looking into each other’s eyes to see if any of them had taken any particular offense (or even any particular meaning) from the book and then, with a collective shrug, approved it for lack of any better idea. 491 more words

Fête du livre de Bron - Bron Book Fair : A certain M. Désérable

The 31th Fête du Livre de Bron was from March 7th to March 11th. It’s dedicated to contemporary literature and this year I was interested in hearing François-Henri Désérable talk about his book… 962 more words

French Literature