Literature and the French language
As comedies were "made to be played", Molière, in turn comic actor, troupe leader, author then King's comedian, remained faithful to ... the stage until his death during a performance of The Imaginary Invalid on 17 February 1673.
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.
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.
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.
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."