France

Overview

This guide for literature enthusiasts and travelers alike reveals what Francophiles have long known: France is so much more than the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysees. Including contributions from such celebrated French writers as Colette, Gabriel Chevallier, and Anna Gavalda, this lively anthology takes readers through France in literary style. In Paris, walk down twisty Rue Laferriere, take a spin on a Franco-Arab carousel, and eavesdrop on a Jewish funeral party. In the suburbs, meet a pint-sized book thief ...
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Overview

This guide for literature enthusiasts and travelers alike reveals what Francophiles have long known: France is so much more than the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysees. Including contributions from such celebrated French writers as Colette, Gabriel Chevallier, and Anna Gavalda, this lively anthology takes readers through France in literary style. In Paris, walk down twisty Rue Laferriere, take a spin on a Franco-Arab carousel, and eavesdrop on a Jewish funeral party. In the suburbs, meet a pint-sized book thief and a gritty ghetto gang, then go on to visit Provence, Brittany, Normandy, and the Jura. Organized by region, these charming stories are often funny, occasionally surreal, and always compelling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883513184
  • Publisher: Whereabouts Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Series: Traveler's Literary Companions
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 847,616
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Map of France

Map of Paris

Preface William Rodarmor Rodarmor, William

Paris and Its Suburbs

The Book Thief Christian Lehmann Lehmann, Christian

Down in the Dumps at Charles de Gaulle Airport Frederic Beigbeder Beigbeder, Frederic

Vanity Cyrille Fleischman Fleischman, Cyrille

An Ear for an Ear Samuel Benchetrit Benchetrit, Samuel

Mind Luc Lang Dog Dog, Luc Lang

The Womanizer Frederic Fajardie Fajardie, Frederic

Two Bodies on a Barge Georges Simenon Simenon, Georges

Rue Laferriere Jacques Reda Reda, Jacques

Child of the Carousel Andree Chedid Chedid, Andree

The South

The Grape Harvest Colette

Garcinets Pass Pierre Magnan Magnan, Pierre

Villa Aurora Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio Le Clezio, Jean-Marie Gustave

When the Italians Came Francois Maspero Maspero, Francois

The West

The Ladle Jean Failler Failler, Jean

A Frozen Woman Annie Ernaux Ernaux, Annie

Just Like anActress Eric Holder Holder, Eric

Junior Anna Gavalda Gavalda, Anna

The East

Clochemerle Gabriel Chevallier Chevallier, Gabriel

It Was Yesterday Annie Saumont Saumont, Annie

The Dogs in Our Life Marcel Ayme Ayme, Marcel

A Lively Little Tune Didier Daeninckx Daeninckx, Didier

Tour De France

The Lottery of France Dominique Jamet Jamet, Dominique

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