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New DCA French Literature class explores “The Red and the Black”, Jan 22 & 29

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The Darien Community Association continues their French Literature classes with The Red and the Black by Stendhal, beginning January 22nd. 

The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical picture of French Restoration society after Waterloo, riddled with corruption, greed, and ennui. A complex, sympathetic portrayal of Julien, the lead character, makes him Stendhal’s most brilliant and human creation – and one of the greatest characters in French literature.

Over two 2-hour sessions, students will be led through the novel, discovering stories behind the stories, exploring historical context & writing techniques of the author.

Florence Anglade, French citizen, is a regular instructor at the DCA and leads these sessions in English.  An interactive class, students are required to read the book in English or French, as well as research ahead of the class.  The translation by Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff is recommended.

This class will be held January 22nd and 29th. Sessions runs from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  Class fees are $80, or $60 for DCA members; there is a strict maximum of 6 students per class. To register please contact the DCA at info@dariendca.org, or by phone to 203-655-9050 during office hours of 9am to 3pm Monday through Thursday, or 9am to 12pm Friday.  Classes are held at the DCA, 274 Middlesex Road in Darien. To receive notice of upcoming programs via email, contact the DCA.

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