Today is Bastille Day. The day the French celebrate the storming of the Bastille prison – symbol of the French Revolution and of the birth of the modern French nation. In honor of the day, Emily Temple at Flavorwire has published a list of the 10 most essential works of French literature:
I have to admit, from this list I’ve only read Camus’ The Stranger. How about you?
If you’d like to get started on the list, you can download Stuart Gilbert’s translation of The Stranger free as a PDF file here.
- A Bastille Day ebook giveaway from Le French Book (teleread.com)