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French lessons : a memoir

Author: Alice Yaeger Kaplan
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A professor of French Literature at Duke University, Kaplan offers a passionate memoir of her life and its intricate involvement with the French language. "A rare and moving evocation of what it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alice Yaeger Kaplan; Alice Yaeger Kaplan; Alice Yaeger Kaplan; Alice Kaplan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Yaeger Kaplan
ISBN: 9780226424194 0226424197 0226421899 9780226421896 9780226424187 0226424189
OCLC Number: 33028652
Notes: Originally published: 1993.
Description: 221 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Before I knew French. First words ; The last summer at Wildhurst Road ; Loss ; Leaving --
Getting it. Boarding school in Switzerland ; Spring break in France ; Coming home --
Getting it right. André ; Micheline ; Celine --
Revisions. In search of the French "R" ; Tenses ; Guy, de Man, and Me ; The trouble with Edna ; The interview ; Returning home ; Afterwards.
Responsibility: Alice Kaplan.

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