The Modern Scholar: Giants of French Literature

  • by Katherine Elkins
  • Narrated by Katherine Elkins
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

In this series of lectures, Professor Katherine Elkins details the lives and works of the premier French writers of the last two centuries. With keen insight into her subject material, Professor Elkins discusses the attributes that made classics of such works as Balzac's Human Comedy, Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Proust's In Search of Lost Time, and Camus' The Stranger. Literary immortals all, these four French authors produced works that reflected their times and exerted a continuing and lasting influence on all the generations that followed.

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An Education on its own

This was such a lovely book from start to finish, Katherine's narration was outstanding and the narrative she crafted was really interesting and educational. I feel as if I have received a great start in my quest to learn about French literature. Thank you so much Katherine Elkins.
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- Kim Bolton

Enjoyable introduction to these authors.

Katherine Elkins has designed this course beautifully. It is well paced and interesting. One of the best of this series that I've listened to.
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- ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-03-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books