Book Announcement: Aristide of Le Figaro

Aristide of Le Figaro now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443856157
Hardback, pp280, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Aristide of Le Figaro by Mary Munro-Hill.

Is it true that French people enjoy reading grammar articles over their coffee and croissants? Can matters of language really be so interesting and absorbing. For thirty years, Aristide composed his Usage et grammaire and Divertissements grammaticaux for one of France’s foremost daily newspapers, Le Figaro. His fans avidly read his weekly chroniques de langue, corresponding with him and asking him questions, which he delighted in answering. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Anthony Burgess and France

Anthony Burgess and France now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443851749
Hardback, pp244, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Anthony Burgess and France, edited by Marc Jeannin.

Celebrating the centenary of Anthony Burgess’s birth, this book reveals the true relation that the British author had with France. It brings together a collection of papers by a selected group of academics who explore the sizeable French literary and musical heritage that inspired Burgess in his creations and adaptations. It shows that the portrait of Anthony Burgess would be incomplete if the importance and influence of French literary and musical works on his career are not considered. Adopting a multifaceted approach, the book includes numerous in-depth analyses of Anthony Burgess’s works in reference to famous French writers, such as Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Lévi-Strauss, Molière, and Rostand, and French composers, including Berlioz, Bizet, Boulez, Debussy, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns. These artists, indeed French culture in general, left a profound and indelible mark on Anthony Burgess. Continue reading