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French Literature

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  • Carnett: We dream of 'Les Miz'

    Carnett: We dream of 'Les Miz'
    I went on a date the other evening with my eldest and youngest daughters. I escorted the two thirtysomethings –- I'm not so dumb as to divulge their actual ages — to see director Tom Hooper's dazzling new film, "Les Miserables." Talk about...
  • Yasmina Reza publishes new novel in France

    Yasmina Reza, the Tony Award-winning French dramatist whose stage hits include "Art" and "God of Carnage," has a new work out this month but it isn't a play. Reza has published a new novel in France titled "Heureux les Heureux." The 190-page book...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Long live the resolution

    On June 5, 1832, French writer Victor Hugo was sitting in a park crafting another masterpiece. Startled by the sounds of exploding cannons and screaming men, he dropped his pen and, instead of running for the safety of home, dashed toward the sound of the...
  • Hannah Gamble finds poetry in brevity

    Hannah Gamble finds poetry in brevity
    For Hannah Gamble, poetry is a sprint. A tweet. A quick jab of energy, emotion and enthusiasm that hits a reader squarely in the gut. And that's the way she likes it. "I love getting to be obsessive and micro about things, and poetry lets (me) do...
  • All styles, all of them great

    All styles, all of them great
    Miguel Zenon and Laurent Coq: "Rayuela" (Sunnyside Records). Puerto Rican saxophonist Zenon and French pianist Coq drew inspiration for "Rayuela" from Argentine writer Julio Cortazar's book of the same name, but this sublimely expressive recording...
  • Warren Ellis & Mike McKone Assemble for Marvel's AVENGERS: ENDLESS WARTIME Original Graphic Novel

    Warren Ellis & Mike McKone Assemble for Marvel's AVENGERS: ENDLESS WARTIME Original Graphic Novel
    Warren Ellis & Mike McKone Assemble for Marvel’s AVENGERS: ENDLESS WARTIME Original Graphic Novel New York Times Best-Sellers Launch Marvel’s First Major Original Graphic Novel On October 2nd, 2013 New York, NY—March 21st, 2013&...
  • Walters Art Museum names new director, Julia Marciari-Alexander

    Walters Art Museum names new director, Julia Marciari-Alexander
    In naming Julia Marciari-Alexander as executive director on Wednesday, the Walters Art Museum board of directors entrusted one of Baltimore's most important arts institutions to a rising star — and signaled an emphasis on community engagement even...
  • Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

    Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists
    This post has been updated; see below for details. The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...
  • Oscars 2013: 'Les Miserables' wins for Anne Hathaway, plus two more

    Oscars 2013: 'Les Miserables' wins for Anne Hathaway, plus two more
    In an Oscars broadcast that was packed with tributes to movie musicals, "Les Miserables" won three Academy Awards on Sunday, including a win for Anne Hathaway for supporting actress. The film also won in the categories of sound mixing and make-up....
  • Why do societies give up?

    Why do once-successful societies ossify and decline? Hundreds of reasons have been adduced for the fall of Rome and the end of the Old Regime in 18th-century France. Reasons run from inflation and excessive spending to resource depletion and enemy...
  • Marc Chagall's literary illustrations on exhibit at the Forest Lawn Museum

    Marc Chagall's literary illustrations on exhibit at the Forest Lawn Museum
    Once again, the Forest Lawn Museum is host to the work of an extraordinary artist: the Russian-born painter Marc Chagall. Currently on its walls are 65 early monochromatic works, under the exhibition title “Chagall: The Early Etchings,”...