The Storming of the Bastille not only changed French history but also its culture. Join us as we uncover how one moment in history influenced world literature.
What’s there not to love about old books? Well, there are a few things. Here are five features that make reading old books difficult for modern readers.
Today, we remember Victor Hugo, one of the most popular French authors of all time. We also recognize him for what he’s most-known for: being absurdly wordy and going on long-winded rants.
With a primarily white literary canon, it’s important we acknowledge the problematic tendencies of these three well-loved classics; and read them in conjunction with authors of color.