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Le Club Lecture - Session 4


LE CLUB LECTURE 

Join Nicole Layseca to talk about Francophone Literature ! 

The Alliance launches its own book club from November to March ! One tuesday per month, join the Club de Lecture to discuss the book of the month priorly read by all the attendees. Exchange about your emotions, opinions with the other members and get the opportunity to expand your literary culture and to improve your French! 

 

*** BOOK OF THE MONTH ***  

  • Un barrage contre le Pacifique de Marguerite Duras - 364 pages

Un barrage contre le pacifique (The Sea Wall), is largely inspired by Marguerite Duras’ adolescence. The renowned French author focuses in this novel on a woman and her two children, Suzanne and Joseph, who live in an uncultivable concession of French Indochina, forcing the mother to hopelessly intend to build a seawall to prevent the Pacific Ocean from flooding her lands. Marguerite Duras, through depicting the latent family’s failure to satisfy their social rise desire, offers another view of the colonial experience, using her brutal writing to express the misery of their living conditions and the disillusion of the modest settlers. 

Un barrage contre le pacifique est un roman largement inspiré de l'adolescence de Marguerite Duras. L’illustre auteure française y raconte l’histoire d’une femme et de ses deux enfants, Suzanne et Joseph, et leur vie dans leur concession inexploitable d’Indochine Française,  qui force la mère à essayer désespérément de construire un barrage pour empêcher l’Océan Pacifique d’inonder ses terres. Marguerite Duras, en décrivant l’échec latent de la famille à assouvir ses désirs d’ascension sociale, propose une autre vision de l’expérience coloniale, utilisant son écriture courante et brutale pour exprimer la misère de leurs conditions de vie et la désillusions des modestes colons de l’époque. 


The book is available for free on the Culturethèque for the AF Members. Non-members can purchase it here


*** WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW *** 

  • Frequency: Tuesday, February 22

  • Time: 11:00 am

  • Duration: 1.5h - 2h 

  • Location : Ardmore Location - 40 E Montgomery Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003 - ! Map avalaible below ! 
  • Group Size: 8 maximum 
  • Language requirements : B2 level minimum - French speaking course  
  • Fee: Non members : $15 per session / $55 for the 5 sessions. Members : FREE 


*** REGISTRATION  - HOW DOES IT WORK ?  *** 

For both members and non members  : 

  • You need to register to the session at least 48h before the beggining of the session.

  • Please, note this page only allows you to register to session 4.  

    If you wish to register to the whole cycle (5 sessions), please register on the All Sessions webpage. The registration process is detailed. 

     

*** NEXT BOOK OF THE MONTH  *** 

Click on the session to access its webpage. You will be able to register for the single session and have more informations about the month book. 

SESSION 5

MARCH - Meeting on March 22 

  • Mémoire d’un rat de Pierre Chaine - 192 pages 
You can purchase the book here


*** FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AT THE ALLIANCE *** 

The promotion of francophone literature is definitely at the heart of the Alliance’s commitment, as it is a wonderful opportunity to account for the richness and the diversity of the French language as well as the multiple cultural influences attached to Francophonie. Also, it is always a great way to improve one’s French reading comprehension ! 

While waiting for Le Club Lecture, do not hesitate to join our October literary event : 

 

* * * HEALTH & SAFETY * * *  

We would like to remind you the following in-person events’ étiquette : 

  • Covid proof of vaccination required
  • Mask mandatory during this event


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