Tag Archives: French

Thoughts: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, by Gaston Leroux

I didn’t want to drop my habit of reading French, so I bumped this little gem about five years up my TBR, and it didn’t disappoint! Confession: My knowledge of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not as thorough as … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Nana, by Emile Zola

Well, don’t I feel fancy? I do. I feel incredibly fancy. Not as fancy as Nana in her splendour, but still. We try. At this point I think I can say that I just really like Zola. Many spoilers below. … Continue reading

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Thoughts-ish: Tristan et Iseut, edited by Michel Zink

I’m not going to write a scholarly essay on this, sorry and you’re welcome. This is just closure for me, and letting myself brag a bit, because this was a really difficult read and I got through it! (Musical accompaniment!)

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Thoughts: La Nuit, by Elie Wiesel, translated by Marion Wiesel

(It was really difficult to find Marion Wiesel’s name as the translator of this edition – Elie Wiesel mentions in his note on the text that his wife translated it but her name seems to be nowhere in the Kindle … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Oublier Palerme, by Edmonde Charles-Roux

I thought this book, the last in my little run of French books on my TBR, would be, if not easy, then a nice, gentle comedown after the uncomfortable fascination of Le Roi des Aulnes. It… sort of was? You … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Le Roi des Aulnes, by Michel Tournier

This one almost beat me, in several ways. Firstly, it’s in French. Secondly, it’s long. Thirdly, it’s full of abstract thoughts and made up concepts. Fourthly, it’s intensely weird. Disclaimer: I know for a fact I missed a lot and … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Suite Française, by Irène Némirovsky

I wanted to let this one sit a while, because I have some pretty intense feelings about it. That, and I’m lazy. Spoilers for both book and film of the same name.

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