The Oddly Bewitching Novels of Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano By Olivier Berggruen
PARIS — Ever since I read Villa Triste in my late teens, I have been captivated by Patrick Modiano’s forays into the shadowy atmosphere of ravaged memories that make up his novels. I am far from alone, since Modiano is somewhat of a […]
There are many methods that claim to keep the brain younger for a longer period of time. New evidence suggests that being bilingual or multilingual may be the magic medicine in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
A study published in the Neurology scientific journal recorded 648 people with three different […]
One thing most people picture when they think of France is people kissing each other on the cheek to say hello or goodbye. The French expression for doing this is faire la bise and it’s not the same as a romantic kiss, which is called un baiser. The important things to know about […]
Ah, Proust…the long, well-trimmed, intimidating shadow cast over French letters…
From an academic point of view, what interests me about Proust is his modernity, skeptical as he may be about it. It may seem a small detail compared to the greater scope of his work, but he is admirably deft at sensing what […]
by Eleanor Beardsley
The French, it seems, aren’t eating bread the way they used to. The average French person consumes just half a baguette a day, down from a full baguette 40 years ago.
Those statistics worry the French bakers’ lobby, the Observatoire du Pain.
Bernard Vallius, who heads the group, says it used to […]
Last year, the U.S. government took Apple to court, charging that the company illegally drove up the price of e-books. This summer, Apple lost the case.
In France, just the opposite is happening. The French government has accused Amazon of trying to push the price of physical books too low.
Limiting discounts on books is […]
By Shelley Emling | Huffington Post
Before moving to the New York City area, I lived in London for seven years. During that period, I traveled more than two dozen times to France, a place where five- or six-week vacations are the norm and many people retire comfortably at 60 or younger. […]
By James Oliver | MovieMail.com
It’s quite simple: French crime films are some of the greatest pleasures the movies have to offer. Gallic filmmakers took formats developed in America (the gangster film, the hard-boiled detective movie, the prison flick) then filtered them through their own sensibility to create something both tough and […]
When I was 10 my family spent a year in Paris. We lived in an apartment in the 13th arrondissement and I went to a French school. As a family, we explored the city visiting historical monuments, museums, churches and luxurious palaces.
But it was really the small […]
Given that Paris is the most romantic city in the world, it makes sense that our French counterparts know a lot about the art of love.
This summer, French author Sophie Fontanel revealed that she went 12 years without having sex. In her book The Art […]
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- Patrick Modiano, Nobel de littérature 25/10/2014
- A Second Language May Be the Magic Medicine in Delaying Dementia 25/11/2013
- Is it a ‘bise’ or a ‘baiser’? 13/11/2013
- V’la l’Bon Vent / Go Good Wind 12/11/2013
- Reading Proust 11/11/2013
- Brussels, Brugge and Champagne 04/11/2013
- The History and Charm of Provence 04/11/2013
- Got Baguettes? Bakers’ Lobby Tells France To Eat More Bread 04/11/2013
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