Literature

Alan’s coup de cœur : “ La prochaine fois que tu mordras la poussière” by Panayotis Pascot

There is nothing quite like reading an inspiring book during the holiday season. Taking time out for reading is a cathartic experience that can make…

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Memories of Paris: Rereading Balzac’s Le Père Goriot

Where do you keep your souvenirs? Mine are in my own personal memory book: a dusty old scrapbook filled with unsent postcards, diary entries, and…

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Summer reading you didn't know you were going to read

For me, summer is the best time to read those books you are always saving for later. Yes, we are talking about that 700-page long…

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Typewriters are not done with us yet!

If you look in your dusty basement or a long-forgotten closet, you might find a typewriter which has been lying there for years. Otherwise, ask…

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Spring: beginnings and endings

Spring—or, more specifically, that first day when you open the window in your office and the smell of blooming magnolias is carried in on the…

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Arthur Rimbaud en quelques mots

Né en 1854 à Charleville-Mézières, dans les Ardennes, Rimbaud a commencé à écrire de la poésie à l’âge de 15 ans et a produit une…

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Dédié à l’étrangeté: The Works of Edward Gorey

The waning days of autumn are a terrific time to visit the realm of the eerie, the imaginative, and the surreal, and this week I’d…

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Why you should read Le Malade Imaginaire

The first Molière play I ever saw was Le Malade Imaginaire. The performance took place at my local theater in Brest, France: “Le Quartz, scène…

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Audiobooks and Podcasts for Kids Ages 2-99

I love reading stories to children, I really do. I love doing all the different voices, as it absolutely awakens the inner actress in me.…

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Free Online Libraries for French Language Learning

The French Library is proud of our library’s physical collection of books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and games and the fact that it is one of…

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