ISBN-10: 1583228853

ISBN-13: 9781583228852

Edition: 2009 (Movie Tie-In)

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" Franois Bgaudeau 's award-winning Entre les murs . . . trains the reader to look anew at the republican school and study the republican legacy with fresh eyes." Yale ReviewFranois Bgaudeau 's autobiographical novel of trying to teach the French language to a rowdy classroom of African teenagers on the outskirts of Paris is a tour de force. Winner of the Prix France Culture/T l rama prize, The Class explores timely issues of race, class, identity, and colonial history against the backdrop of a turbulent French society grappling with a controversial immigration policy and its social consequences. The novel's eponymous film version (translated into English) is directed by Laurent Cantet, stars B gaudeau himself, and received the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.Franois Bgaudeau is a movie critic and the author of two novels: Jouer juste (2003) and Dans la diagonale (2005). In 2005, he published a fictional biography of the Rolling Stones, titled Rolling Stones: Un dmocrate Mick Jagger 19601969 .Linda Asher , a former fiction editor for The New Yorker , has translated into English Victor Hugo, Georges Simenon, and Milan Kundera. Her translations for Seven Stories Press include Martin Winckler's The Case of Dr. Sachs ( La maladie de Sachs ), which won the French-American Foundation Translation Prize in 2000; Memoirs of a Breton Peasant ; and, most recently, Evolution .
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List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 3/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Linda Asher, a former fiction editor for "The New Yorker" has translated into English many French-language writers, including Restif de la Bretonne, Victor Hugo, George Simenon & Milan Kundera.

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