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Literature • Intermediate B1

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Read classic and contemporary writing in French! Books and themes change each session—view below.

Literature makes a major contribution to a nation's cultural heritage and exposure to authentic written texts is one of the many ways foreign language learners can improve their language proficiency. In this course, discover French and Francophone literature through the analysis and discussion of major literary works, either focusing on one text or on a specific theme woven through a variety of texts. This course is designed for literature lovers who would like to learn about the history of literature, of French expression, and to become more independent in reading challenging texts in their original French language.

Prerequisites: You must have completed general French 303 Intermediate B1 level or higher, have taken any Intermediate B1 level skill/culture/literature class, or have taken this placement test.

After this course: Students may continue with general French 401 Advanced B2 level or any Intermediate B1 level skill/culture/literature class.


Spring 2018

L’enquête littéraire - Le Mystère Henri Pick de David Foenkinos, 2016
LIT.B1.L01 - Tue - 2pm-3:30pm - $430 - L.Thommeret (Apr 3–Jun 12)
Level: Intermediate B1

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With Le Mystère Henri Pick, David Foenkinos, an author who has won many literary awards, presents us with a narrative full of suspense between literary investigation and comedy. A librarian who decided to collect all the books refused by the publishers has received all kinds of manuscripts. A young publisher discovers amongst them a manuscript she considers to be a masterpiece, and embarks on a search for the author, a certain Henri Pick, who has died two years earlier. Publishing Henri Pick's posthumous book will have astonishing unforeseen consequences on the literary world. It will also change the fate of many people, and prove that a novel can upset the existence of its readers.

By the end of this class, you will have increased your capability to read and understand French literature, as well as amplify your familiarity with the events of the modern French way life that breed literature.




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