Jules Romains – Knock

 

“When he created Knock in 1923, Jules Romains inscribes himself in a very French literary tradition:  the medical satire”   Like Molière and others, he satirizes the arrogance of the medical profession.

 

http://theater.nytimes.com/2010/05/12/theater/reviews/12doctor.html?_r=0

 

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Les Affaire en français

At one point in their career, most French professors are enlisted to teach a “French for business” course that s/he is probably not trained to do. It ends up being a terminology and letter-writing exercise. Focussing on communication and cultural awareness is probably the most important aspect of such a course as that’s what students going to France will need anyway.