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Wer ist der deutsche Le Petit Nicolas?

My wife has a birthday coming up and I'd like to surprise her with a German book or two that she would be able to read... Eventually. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Sep 19, 2014 - 12 answers

Balzac's Benchwarmers

Recently, I purchased a complete set of Balzac's Human Comedy for my Kindle. At roughly the same price as my morning coffee. Balzac was a infamously productive writer. So I'm asking for some recommendations to help me navigate this hyoooge corpus. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Sep 1, 2013 - 4 answers

How to say "au revoir mon professeure" in a slightly more creative way?

This week, my daughter (a sophomore in high school) will be bidding adieu to her French teacher, who is is retiring. Daughter is artistic and has decided to make a card for Madame but is looking for inspiration. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on May 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Afterlife hotel room?

Have you ever read a story about three people who have died and are stuck in some sort of afterlife hotel room? My mom has been trying to find this book for the longest time. It's by a French author, and she read it in French. It's short, just about interactions between the people, who don't realize they're dead. Thanks!
posted by you're a kitty! on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find enjoyable contemporary French language fiction

I live and work in France, but I almost never read for pleasure in French. Help me find enjoyable contemporary French language fiction, please. [more inside]
posted by cimton on Jul 15, 2009 - 8 answers

French language in Infinite jest?

Why is French language so mangled in David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest? [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Mar 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me find a book from my youth.

Obscure book filter (and I mean really obscure)! [more inside]
posted by prk14 on Aug 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Paris+Gold+Grain Metaphor =What book?

What book is this? I remember an intro that describes Paris, focuses on gold, and has some analogy about the city's inhabitants being like wheat or grain. [more inside]
posted by conch soup on May 9, 2008 - 4 answers

What is the deal with French books? Have you seen these things?

Why are the spines of French paperback books upside down? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 4, 2007 - 14 answers

French-language print media gift for a 16-year-old

Any suggestions for cool French-language print media (comics, magazines, etc.) which would be interesting to an enthusiastic 16-year-old American in his third year of studying French in high school? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Nov 26, 2006 - 21 answers

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