Saturday, January 15, 2011

Francophone Literature Essentials: What's to Come

I'm assuming most of my readers know that I am a French literature major and that I read a lot of French lit.  I'm graduating with my B.A. in May (fingers crossed, lol!) and have decided to take a year off before going to grad school.  I need to read a lot of French lit anyway before applying.  In the mean time, I've decided to make a list (a long list) of essential Francophone (that is, anything French from any French-speaking countries) literature.  It's slowly starting to come together.  When it is finished, it will be a very complete list of Francophone authors and literary works that anyone interested in French lit and culture should read.  It's based partly on what I've learned in school, partly what I've researched, and, well, partly on my opinion.  So it's not really a "must-read" list.  It's more a guide for anyone interested in French stuff.  From the Middle Ages to today.

It will hopefully be up soon, and I hope you all spread the word to anyone who likes French lit. :)  I've been working hard on this and I hope it's helpful to not only myself, but others too.

I've been slacking on posting reviews lately because I've been busy with this and with work.  But look forward to a bunch of reviews coming this week!


  1. I love this and look forward to reading the list! I'm becoming more and more fascinated by the French. :-)

  2. look forward to your review and maybe find some new french books to read ,all the best stu

  3. Oh yay, I'm so excited about this! It's perfect as I've just started to read in French, and there is a simplified range of lit at my level, so it will be great to have some suggestions. My teacher said today that the most read French book by foreigners (translated into their language) is Le Petit Prince.