BOOKS I OWN IN LANGUAGES I CAN'T READ
Where did they come from? What do they say? Will I ever find out? Stay tuned!
- •La Symphonie Pastoralepar Andre Gide. With the most beautiful blue and green mountainscape and the black and white silhouette of a woman.
- •Cyrano de BergeracEdmond Rostand. Magenta with a sketch of a fancy pants pirate. Possibly a play.
- •L'immoralisteAndre Gide again. This time with a mediocre drawing of a green room and a man in front of the mantle.
- •La Colline InspireeMaurice Barres. A romantic castle illustration with cottages and churches.
- •La NauseeJean-Paul Sartre. An artful yet depressing sketch of a man by a tree.
- •Thérèse Desqueyrouxpar François Mauriac. If Mrs. Robinson were French, and painted with a moody maroon backdrop and a cigarette.
- •Clérambardde Marcel Aymé. A large posh sleuth in a fur coat.
- •Les Enfants TerriblesJean Cocteau. A beautiful cover, abstract. White with red green and blue.
- •La Peinture Françaisepar B. Dorival. Some sort of nonfiction, depressingly plain cover wrapped inexplicably in parchment paper.
- •Die VerwandlungFranz Kafka. Small, old, written in extensively.
- •Figures IGérard Genette. Another abstract cover, this time with an off white circle with a face? And other stuff? In lines.