Category: French

Writing and Reading Recently

I’ve been pretty busy with both reading and writing, lately. I guess I am thankful that it is summertime and, while I’m still working hard on course preparation and planning for the fall term, I at least have a break from teaching right now.… Continue Reading “Writing and Reading Recently”

Review: Le Livre Blanc by Jean Cocteau

Le Livre Blanc by Jean Cocteau Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 35 Le Livre Blanc was first published anonymously in 1928.  Many people immediately attributed the work to Cocteau, based on its themes, style, and presence of characters from other Cocteau works; however,… Continue Reading “Review: Le Livre Blanc by Jean Cocteau”

Review: Germinal by Emile Zola

Germinal by Emile Zola Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 23 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) If you ever want to read a book about miners, or a book about family, or a book about unions, or… Continue Reading “Review: Germinal by Emile Zola”

Review: Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet

Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet Final Verdict: 3.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 25 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Our Lady of the Flowers is existentialism for gay French drag queens. Seriously.  The story is narrated by one of… Continue Reading “Review: Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet”

Review: The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu

The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 53 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful Malzieu’s The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a fantastical tale of one boy’s struggle to love “normally” and… Continue Reading “Review: The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu”

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