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Friendly Fire

There are good arguments and bad ones, idle disputes about an author’s intentions you know you’ve lost from the beginning because your husband has been trained as a philosopher and worked as an editor. Read More

La Pléiade

Seeing Stars

We welcome feedback from our readers and I’m seeing stars after receiving the comments below regarding “What a Difference a Would Makes.” Read More

What a Difference a Would Makes

Events surrounding the release of Michel Houellebecq’s last novel surpassed what anyone could have imagined. Read More

Quoi ma gueule?

Gueule: a word you must know — and not only to get les fruits et légumes moches right. Read More

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Registry of registres

If you want to give your registre de langue a workout, the enormously popular actor Fabrice Luchini is the man for the job. Read More

Cultiver son jardin

By the look of her garden, my sister would not qualify as French. Read More

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