16 April 2009

Livres de poche

So farewell Maurice Druon. The Telegraph only remembers your role in the Academie Française:
He became famous for his angry tirades against the invasion of English into French.
He spent decades trying to rid his language of hundreds of foreign words – everything from "supermodel" and "takeaway" to "low-cost airline" and email" – which he claimed destroyed the purity of his mother tongue.

But some of us admired your splendid series of historical novels Les Rois Maudits, still worth reading and re-reading.

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