1001 Pitfalls in French (1974)

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Six Centuries of French Literature

I have never taught with this book.  It is an autographed edition that was donated to my collection.  Useful if you have ever wanted to get a traditional overview of French literature.

 

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L'Immeuble – A classroom simulation of living in a building.

L’Immeuble (the Apartment Building) is an unique approach to teaching French using an apartment building as the construct around which all classroom activities are organized: students decide on occupants, what they own, how they interact, graffiti, professions, create a classroom model, etc. I have another book Le Cirque (the circus) that operates in this system of “Global Simulation.”
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L'âge d'homme, Michel Leiris' Autobiographical masterpiece

This is my first edition of L’âge d’homme by Michel Leiris. This book had a profound impact on my conception of how autobiography might be written. Leiris writes as if the danger is so close to his truth, that he risks death like the matador. It’s a grandiose notion of truth and authenticity. However it’s a powerful narrative of his early years.

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L'âge d'homme, Michel Leiris' Autobiographical masterpiece

This is my first edition of L’âge d’homme by Michel Leiris. This book had a profound impact on my conception of how autobiography might be written. Leiris writes as if the danger is so close to his truth, that he risks death like the matador. It’s a grandiose notion of truth and authenticity. However it’s a powerful narrative of his early years.

I recently published an updated scan.

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Français par dialogue / French prononciation through dialogues

This is a very useful collection of phonetic dialogues in French (a bit absurdist) for teaching Pronunciation & inflection to the intermediate student. Used in French courses in Aix-en-Provence.

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