As you may have noticed I have been missing from the blogosphere for some weeks now, all due to a holiday. I was actually in Bad Dreikirchen in Italy, which is only important because Goethe was there once, apparently.
Now I'm in France and the only reason that is important is because I picked up a French Literary magazine, which is quite good. The best article is definitely one on a 100 classics who's authors are either forgotten or barely remembered. Most of them are French, which offers me the perfect opportunity to refresh my French. I picked a couple of author's whose books sounded pretty good and thought I'd share them with you. Perhaps you have read some of them and could tell me what you think, perhaps they are books you'd like to read yourself.
One of the deepest novels of the 20th century. The book deepens into the utmost depths of the greator Traitor, he who would not accept the love of the Saviour.
Another is called 'Auschwitz and After' and is written by Charlotte Delbo. This is what Amazon writes:
To me, this sounds very promising. I always feel like a lot of stories about the Second World War have been written to fit a certain style, yet a book by a woman about that time and her experiences must be a great read.
In the next part I will look at Valery Larbaud's Fermina Marquez, Junichiro Tanizaki and Helene Bessette's Le Bonheur de la Nuit.