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~~ATTENTION FRENCH LITERARY ENTHUSIASTS~~

A NEW KIND OF MINI-COURSE AT L’UNION FRANÇAISE:

HEROIC WORDS: THE WRITERS OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE

This new hybrid series of minicourses designed to welcome intermediate, advanced, and even fluent speakers of French into a literary conversation with some language instruction (or review) of vocabulary and grammar. The vocabulary of the twentieth-century writers here is accessible and compelling.  They ask important existential (and existentialist) questions about what it means to be free, what it means to have a just society, and why our lives matter.

These are the great authors of the last hundred years in France – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jean-Paul Sartre, Louis Aragon, Eugene Ionesco, and others who teach the reader to understand the courage and moral clarity of a time that is not so very different than our own.

This is a teach-in of the very rich literature that was inspired by the French Resistance during the Occupation. Each class has three meetings of two hours each and discusses a short work of literature or a series of very short works.  This is a great way to try out a course with the Union for the first time, to polish the rust off some long-ago learned French, or to plunge in with passion.

Come join us for one, some or all of these mini-courses filled with brave words!

INSTRUCTIONAL BOOK CLUB SCHEDULE

Session 1—September 8,15, 22
Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco

Session 2—September 29, October 6, 13
Poetry of the French Resistance,
Including works by Rosnay, Aragon, Prevost and Ėluard

Session 3—October 20, 27, November 3
Antigone by Jean Anouilh

Session 4—December 1, 8, and 15
Prose of the French Resistance, including
“Le Mur” by Jean-Paul Sartre and excerpts from
Pilote de Guerre by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Tuition is $30 for each session OR $100 for all 4 sessions.

Contact Anne Babson for additional information at [email protected]

 

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This page last updated on 8/27/18