Suivez La Piste: A Detective Thriller in French in 25 Short Episodes

Suivez la piste is a 1970’s detective novel in 25 chapters for advanced beginners. The audio tracks are available on my Tumblr Blog: ruevavin.tumblr.com wpid-8067191546_52f2438418_o-2012-10-8-11-12.jpg I read this book in a French tutorial at The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington) in the fall of 1974. I don’t know why, but I still have a copy of the book – which is hard to come by. Suivez la piste has a certain retro charm that is very 60’s-70’s : film noir atmosphere, with quite a large sprinkling of authentic vocabulary. I should point out that the stage directions are in English – but this is from a pre-direct method era (that is : after the 70’s it will be nigh impossible to have English in any form in such a narrative). I will be linking the pdf files and audio soon. Let me know if you have any problems accessing the materials. Enjoy! { Des vitamines? Non, petite gourde, non! } Suivez la Piste : table of contents Chapter 00 : PDF / Introduction & contents Chapter 01 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 02 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 03 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 04 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 05 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 06 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 07 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 08 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 09 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 10 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 11 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 12 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 13 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 14 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 15 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 16 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 17 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 18 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 19 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 20 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 21 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 22 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 23 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 24 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 25 : PDF / LISTEN Chapter 26 : PDF / Index & Vocabulary

Les cent plus beaux poèmes de la langue française [Poche]

This anthology of French poetry is a good beginning for any reader interested in the genre of ‘great’ poetry. It is not the best nor the most complete of its kind. However it holds a particular appeal for me – as it was a present from my mother. She used it for her reading group in Springfield Illinois, and sent me the copy after they were done.

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“Dans sa brève préface, Jean Orizet a la franchise de reconnaître que cette sélection reflète moins sa sensibilité propre que le verdict de la postérité, ce qui donne à son anthologie un petit côté hit-parade. Un hit-parade qui nous emmène de Rutebeuf à Boris Vian en passant par Villon, Lamartine, Chénier, Nerval, Corbière, Laforgue, Eluard, Prévert et tant d’autres.” notes a reviewer on Amazon.fr.

you can view it on scribd here