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The Story of French Paperback – Illustrated, January 8, 2008
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“A well-told, highly accessible history of the French language that leads to a spirited discussion of the prospects for French in an increasingly English-dominated world.” ―William Grimes, The New York Times
“Exceptionally told, a celebration of the lasting influence of la française.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review
“Excellent...An engaging and well-conceived book. Highly recommended.” ―Library Journal
“Fascinating . . . a fresh approach to both the language and the history. It combines a detailed and learned grasp of the evolution of the language in various parts of the Francophone world with a personal touch.” ―Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Professor of French, English, and Comparative Literature, City University of New York
“The Story of French hums with the spirit of a novel, the heart of a travel book and the brains of an essay. Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow have seized an ambitious theme and made it fascinating and easy to read. With a deft and energetic touch, the authors offer personality and wisdom in this wonderful tribute to the French language and the people who speak it.” ―Lawrence Hill, Author of Any Known Blood
About the Author
Canadian journalist-author JULIE BARLOW is a regular contributor to Montreal public affairs magazine L’actualité. Her writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers in the U.S. Canada and Europe, including the New York Times, USA Today, Toronto Star, and the International Herald Tribune. In 2003, Barlow published an international bestseller Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong with her husband and co-author Jean-Benoît Nadeau. In 2006 the couple published the critical success The Story of French. They've also released The Story of Spanish.
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Paperback : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0312341849
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312341848
- Dimensions : 5.41 x 1.36 x 8.31 inches
- Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin; First edition (January 8, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #150,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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French is of value to our global community in spite of English in my opinion and I stand by that due to reading this work of brilliance.
Plurilingualism is key to keeping French relevant and adaptive.
Vive la langue française et je vous remercie pour écrire ce livre !
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of languages. I especially found interesting the close relationship between French and modern English. Very readable.