Paris Book Fair 2013
The international event celebrating books, e-books, reading, and all ...professionals in the trade. This is the 2013 Paris Book Fair being held from 22 to 25 March 2013 at the Porte de Versailles.
The Printemps des Poètes
It’s time for poetry in March, with the literary event, Printemps des Poètes ...(“Springtime of Poets”). Thousands of events have been organised from 9 to 24 March, 2013, all over France and internationally!
Asterix, the most famous Gaul
The hero of Goscinny and Uderzo's comic books is a national and international ...star who owes his success to the good-natured and burlesque tone of the adventures and delightful allusions to modern situations.
The origins of the word 'francophony'
The term "francophony" was first coined in 1880 by the geographer Onésime ...Reclus to describe the linguistic and cultural community of the French colonial empire.
Henry de Montherlant (1895 - 1972)
The work of Henry de Montherlant, who was considered to be the great stylist of ...the 20th century, "was a rare union of irony and regal language" (Malraux).
On the 28th of June 2012, we celebrate the tercentenary of the birth of ...Jean-Jacques Rousseau! Take the opportunity to find out about the life of this exceptional man, a writer, philosopher and musician all at the same time.
Writers and Intellectuals
Novelists, poets, philosophers, playwrights, men of letters...these make up some ...of France’s most prestigious writers and intellectuals. Discover their careers, their work and their ideals.
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
Alexandre Dumas, master of the historic novel, once said: "What is History? A ...nail on which I hang my novels". To which Michelet replied: "You have taught people more about history than all the historians put together."
A French writer and philosopher, Denis Diderot, born in Langres, was the son of ...a master cutler. After studying with the Jesuits, he was tonsured in 1726 and went to Paris in 1728.
La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Everything that François Duke de la Rochefoucauld, Prince of Marcillac wrote ...dates from the second part of his life and draws lessons from the first. A man of intrigue and the Court, a figure from the old nobility who considered himself deprived of his most ancient rights, it was outside of histiography that de La Rochefoucauld wrote his Memoirs; they were published in 1662 and covered the years 1629 to 1652: from his entry to the Court at sixteen to the end of the Fronde.