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    Hello!
    This is my University reading list:

    Lais, Marie de France
    Gargantua, Rabelais
    Tartuffe & Le Misanthrope, Molière
    Le Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville, Diderot
    Les Chimères, Nerval
    L'Amant, Duras

    I've read about half of these, anyone have any opinions on them?
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    (Original post by EasyasABC)
    Hello!
    This is my University reading list:

    Lais, Marie de France
    Gargantua, Rabelais
    Tartuffe & Le Misanthrope, Molière
    Le Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville, Diderot
    Les Chimères, Nerval
    L'Amant, Duras

    I've read about half of these, anyone have any opinions on them?
    Gargantua is good fun, in a Terry Pratchett sort of way.

    Tartuffe and Le Misanthrope are philosophically interesting, and quite entertaining as theatre. Worth making the effort to go and see, or get a video/DVD of.

    Marie de France I found a bit deadly.

    Nerval is enjoyable.

    I read Le Neveu de Rameau by Diderot, (and enjoyed it) but haven't read the above work, nor the Duras.

    Judging from those that I've read, it looks a fair mixed bag!

    Aitch

    [I've just re-read this, and am a bit ashamed of the one-phrase peremptory judgements, like the Hitchhiker's Guide's complete description of the Earth as "Mostly Harmless..."]
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    Moliere's pretty cool. I need to read more French lit...
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    That's a quite a mix!

    I really liked Diderot's Supplément - it's a thought-provoking, yet often amusing, discussion of religion and "civilised" morality. If you like Diderot, La Réligieuse (the story of a nun who wants to renounce her vows) is also a fantastic read, again addressing those Diderot staples - religion and freedom. Highly recommended.

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    (Original post by EasyasABC)
    Hello!
    This is my University reading list:

    Lais, Marie de France
    Gargantua, Rabelais
    Tartuffe & Le Misanthrope, Molière
    Le Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville, Diderot
    Les Chimères, Nerval
    L'Amant, Duras

    I've read about half of these, anyone have any opinions on them?
    I have the same reading list. So far I've only read L'Amant, which is quite weird but not altogether bad. I think it's going to be good to analyse though.
 
 
 
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