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The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette

The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette is a 350-year-old piece of historical fiction. Does that qualify as a sub-genre of sorts?  Historical historical fiction? 629 more words

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Soumission (Submission) by Michel Houellebecq is a somewhat plausible account of France transforming into an Islamic State in the near future. It was coincidentally published on January 7th, 2015, the same day as the Charlie Hebdo attack. 1,339 more words

Eponine Write-Up

Prompt: How do you account for Eponine’s selflessness? Is it significant that one of Hugo’s most notable characters is a member of the Thénardier family? 330 more words


Samuel Beckett on Solitude and Writing

Samuel Beckett’s country retreat in Ussy-sur-Marne.

(GERMANY OUT) Beckett, Samuel (*13.04.1906-22.12.1989+) , Schriftsteller, Dramatiker, Irland, Literaturnobelpreis 1969, – Portrait im Parka, – 1978, Foto: Efraim Habermann (Photo by Habermann / ullstein bild via Getty Images) … 37 more words

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Look With Your Heart: Le Petit Prince Review

Recently I have been thinking about reading more French books, since I am no longer in an academic scenario that allows me to use my French on a regular basis. 540 more words


Antonin Artaud

If I commit suicide, it will not be to destroy myself, but to put myself back together again. Suicide will be for me only one means of violently reconquering myself, of brutally invading my being, of anticipating the unpredictable approaches of God. 32 more words