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By Anatole France
[Translated through Winifred Stephens]
In this 1894 love tale, an egotistical lady seeks to arrange her household scenario in this sort of manner as to interchange a guy she basically likes with one she deeply loves. the result's tragedy.
By Jean Genet, Jean-Paul Sartre
This specified quantity brings jointly 4 of Molière's maximum verse comedies masking the simplest years of his prolific writing profession. Actor, director, and playwright, Molière (1622-73) was once one of many best and so much influential French dramatists, adept at portraying human foibles and puncturing pomposity. the college for better halves used to be his first nice good fortune; Tartuffe, condemned and banned for 5 years, his so much arguable play. The Misanthrope is his said masterpiece, and The smart girls his final, and maybe best-constructed, verse piece. furthermore this assortment encompasses a lively assault on his enemies and a protection of his theater, within the type of gleaming brief performs, the college for other halves Criticized and The Impromptu at Versailles.
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By Claude Ollier
In interconnected, alternating tales, Claude Ollier has written a hectic, haunting, apocalyptic novel that brings jointly the tip of the 3rd Reich with the last of the 20 th century. the 1st is the autobiographical tale of Martin, a French scholar conscripted right into a munitions manufacturing facility in Nuremberg in the midst of global battle II. the opposite is the tale of a anonymous author who inhabits a twilight international the place civilization has collapsed.
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