Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Can French Inhale

"The guys really go for it. And that's how I got my nickname, Frenchy. "
"Sure it is!"
~ Grease

It's immerse myself in French time. Here is a list of to read, to watch, and to learn French by:


L'Etranger, Albert Camus
Le Petit Prince, Antoine du Saint-Exupery
Le Malade Imaginaire, Moliere
Boule de Suif, Guy de Maupassante
Les fiançailles de Monsieur Hire, Georges Simenon
Les Miserables, Victor Hugo


La Haine - Hate
Le Pacte de Loup - Brotherhood of the Wolf
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf - Lovers on a Bridge
Les Diner de Cons - The Dinner Game
Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Bialy, & Rouge - Three Colors Series: Blue, Red & White


Les Fleurs du Mal, Charles Baudelaire
Une saison en enfer, Arthur Rimbaud
Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes, Honore de Balzac
Le Moyen Court Et Autres Écrits Spirituels, Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon
La Mort en perse, Anne-Marie Schwarzenbach
La Vie dan las plis, Henri Michaux

Shall we inhale together?


Jason said...

I'm so in!! le petit prince is one of my favorite books of all time.

mme. bookling said...

Dude. I have always HATED that you can french inhale. It's like this sick sick thing, but I can blow a serious smoke ring.

And walk down stairs.
So there.

Regaring the French list:
per our conversation this am, i am happy to report that i know every single one of those authors and their works (excepting simenon).

as far as the movies, i have only seen the Blue, Red & White series - Blue was the best of the three.

Poetry: you gave me a de Balzac set for a present one year (i know you don't remember, but that's because you pick things my color and beauty!- and they are gorgeous) i have never heard of any of the others, which means they are still alive, which means they are no good.


Iscah Mara said...

jas - do you own said book? we should definitely get together for a read!

crm - but can you blow a smoke ring while walking down the stairs? naturally Blue would be the best - it's Binoche after all.

you're absolutely right, i don't remember that gift - but, i am impressed with it even now.

-B. said...

nice. nice. just like listening to you glow frenchness in the face of that nice girl at the black bottle the yesternight. I miss listening to you ooze your dreams. It solidifies your glory and my adoration of the fact that you are my sister