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Today in History: Gustav Flaubert Is Born 

Our introduction to the 19th century French novel is Madame Bovary, Flaubert's debut novel that focuses on a country doctor's wife who is bored, lives beyond her means, and suffers a scandalous, imperfect marriage. And so begins our love affair with the great classics, in which we read Balzac, de Maupassant, de Musset, Hugo, and …

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Balance and Momentum: Spring Education Program 

Pedaling is the way a cyclist goes forward, maybe for châteaux, grey road ribboning vineyards green in a Loire Valley August, or for sweaters, woolly spin down the salt-slippery strip into Aber town, or for work, up past the North Woods on that crazy-cold NYC day, hands like birds frozen in flight. We provide points …

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Entre les Murs/The Class [videorecording] 

Title: Entre les murs = The class Director: Laurent Cantet Produced by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009 Check It Out: PN1997.2 .C53 2009 DVD From the Production Company: François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighbourhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop …

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The Fabulous Imagination: On Montaigne’s Essays 

Title: The fabulous imagination: on Montaigne's Essays Author: Lawrence D. Kritzman Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2009 Check It Out: PQ1643 .K75 2009 Recommendations: “This is one of the few books on Montaigne that fuses analytical skill with humane awareness of why Montaigne matters.”—Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities, Yale University From the …

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