Monthly Archives: October 2014

Allez comprendre cette langue !

Nous savons tous que le français est une langue fascinante. Mais Christine nous envoie cette preuve pour les élèves avancés : 1. Le plus long palindrome de la langue française est « ressasser » On peut donc le dire dans … Continue reading

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The latest tempest in a silly symbol

La Sculpture américaine vandalisée, place Vendôme (via Etienne R.) The latest offense an American is perceived to have made against the French was an abstract inflatable Christmas tree, called “Tree.” Paul McCarthy, its American sculptor, created it for Fiac , … Continue reading

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Duras Retrospective – cinematic and personal

To celebrate Marguerite Duras’ centennial, Lincoln Center is showing a retrospective of her films. It was also 45 years ago  last month that Lincoln Center presented the first of her films ever to be shown in America. The film was … Continue reading

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