Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Un grand choix

If you think about the great names in French literature there is a good smattering across both 19th and 20th centuries. In the 19th century you get to enjoy the likes of Gustave Flaubert and his Madame Bovary and Sentimental Education, Balzac, Guy de Maupassant and Bel Ami and Stendhal The Red and the Black.

But move into the 20th century and you come across some of the biggest names in modern literature with Albert Camus, Marcel Proust, Andre Gide, Jean-Paul Satre and Francoise Sagan to name just a few.

One of the great things about choosing to read a bit of French literature is the deep well you can draw from and hopefully some of the above names, which have appeared on this blog before, will be reappearing either later this month or sometime in the future.

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