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kanewai
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 Message 9 of 14
22 July 2013 at 9:43pm | IP Logged 
In 1999 Le Monde asked its readers Quels livres sont restés dans votre mémoire? I pulled a lot of my reading material from their resulting list of the 100 Books of the Century. The list felt much more personal than the lists like "100 Best Novels."

Classics I've read and liked:

- Du côte de chez Swann. Marcel Proust, 1913
- Madame Bovary. Gustave Flaubert, 1856.
- Le Grand Meaulnes. Alain-Fournier, 1913.
- Le hussard sur le toit. Jean Giono, 1951
- Bel ami. Guy de Maupassant, 1885.
- Germinal. Émile Zola, 1885
- La symphonie pastorale. André Gide, 1919

I tried to read some Balzac, but didn't enjoy him & never finished. Zola is the most epic; if you liked Les Mis give him a try. His novels are a lot more realistic and tightly plotted than Hugo's. Gide and de Maupassant are great short story and novella writers. Jules Verne is good, but there's too much filler for me ... 20,000 leagues had endles pages of the characters looking out the window and talking about the fish they saw. And Proust is both brilliant and, at times, exhausting.

I've had a couple recommendations for each of these, and they're at the top of my list:

-Mémoires d'Hadrien. Marguerite Yourcenar,1951
-La chartreuse de Parme. Stendhal, 1839
-Candide, ou l'optimisme, Voltaire, 1759
-Voyage au bout de la nuit, Louis-Ferdinand Céline 1932
-Le petit Nicolas, Jean-Jacques Sempé, René Goscinny. 1960
-L'écume des jours, Boris Vian 1947

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 Message 10 of 14
22 July 2013 at 10:10pm | IP Logged 
Cavesa wrote:
J'en ai lu plusieurs en tcheque, et je les adorais, et j'ai commencé une en francais. Je n'avais pas le temps mais je souhaite de rentrer a Dumas tot. Qu'est-ce que tu a lit,fabricio? Les Dumas (les deux, pere et fils) ont écrit beacoup de choses tres variées.


J'ai essayé de lire "Le Comte de Monte-Cristo", parce que j'adore l'histoire et le film, mais je n'ai pas reussi. =/
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23 July 2013 at 2:27am | IP Logged 
kanewai wrote:
Zola is the most epic; if you liked Les Mis give him a try. His novels are a lot more realistic and
tightly plotted than Hugo's.


Excellent. I happen to have picked up "Thérèse Raquin" at a thrift store just a few weeks ago, so i guess i'll read that
next!

I'm also interested in Ionesco's work (i forget who made the suggestion) because one of his plays is being studied in
the french tv show i watch (30 vies). I'll try to find it at my library.

Merci tout le monde!
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 Message 12 of 14
24 July 2013 at 1:11am | IP Logged 
fabriciocarraro wrote:
Cavesa wrote:
J'en ai lu plusieurs en tcheque, et je les adorais, et j'ai commencé une en francais. Je n'avais pas le temps mais je souhaite de rentrer a Dumas tot. Qu'est-ce que tu a lit,fabricio? Les Dumas (les deux, pere et fils) ont écrit beacoup de choses tres variées.


J'ai essayé de lire "Le Comte de Monte-Cristo", parce que j'adore l'histoire et le film, mais je n'ai pas reussi. =/


Ah, c'est un de mes livres les plus aimés. Donc, tu pourras essayer La Dame aux camélias? C'est un livre plus court and plutot different (et par l'autre Dumas) mais aussi beau et bien connu.
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05 January 2014 at 7:30am | IP Logged 
Je viens de compléter un cours de littérature et nous avons lu L'Étranger, Ourika, et
Candide.

Je n'aimais pas L'Éttranger parce que j'aime les livres qui contiennent plus dialogue et
action. La thème de L'Étranger ne m'intéresse pas.

Pour Candide, c'était bien mais dans mon cours, noun ne discutions pas le livre ensemble.
Il m'a rendu très confus. Il me semble qu'il y a plusieurs d'évenements dans chaque
chapitre et je ne pouvais pas suivre ces évenements.

Pour quleques autres, ils aiment beaucoup ce livre. Mais, c'est seulement mon avis!   


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