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Le Club Lecture - Session 4 #OK

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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! Share your thoughts and 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

In the south of French Indochina, in 1931, a widow is living with her two children, Joseph and Suzanne (20 and 17 years old). Their living conditions are deplorable: they are often forced to eat wading birds. The mother had saved for 15 years to be awarded the concession, (located in the marsh plain of Ram : Prey-Nop, Sihanoukville Province) which is uncultivable, with her crops being destroyed each year by inundations from the sea (despite the dam-building of the family). The mother, disillusioned after seeing her dams destroyed by the invincible Pacific (in fact the China Sea) and harassed by a corrupt administration, begins to sink into madness.

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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