FRENCH LITERARY ENTHUSIASTS

THE FRENCH INSTRUCTIONAL BOOK CLUB OF L’UNION FRANÇAISE

FOR SUMMER 2021

Simenon’s French Mysteries

This summer, the book club will read mystery novels by the prolific and acclaimed writer Georges Simenon. We will talk particularly about his hard-boiled commissioner of police, Maigret, and his logical exploration of small-town hypocrisy in provincial France during the era between the first and second world wars. It will allow us to understand small town life in the French countryside and port towns in a way that metropolitan narratives generally do not explore.

This class is open to upper intermediate and advanced students of French.

This is an instructional book club. Note that this series is in French and requires at least an intermediate French ability for participation. Students may sign up for individual books, or they may sign up for the whole semester at a discounted price.

All meetings take place on Saturdays at noon via Zoom.

Tuition is $80 for the entire semester.

Modules for an individual book are priced at $40.

To register for this class, click here.

Contact Anne Babson for additional information at anne_babson@yahoo.com

Maigret se trompe by Georges Simenon

Other books will be added as the semester goes on.