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Les grands artists n’ont pas de patrie

French writer Alfred de Musset was born on December 11, 1810 in Paris. His parents moved in the right social circles, despite having very little money. Musset attended the prestigious collège Henri IV where he won a prize for Latin. … Continue reading

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La vérité est en marche et rien ne l’arrêtera

French writer Émile Zola was born on April 2, 1840.  When his widowed mother moved from Aix-en-Provence to Paris, Zola joined her. He was soon joined by childhood friend Paul Cézanne, who painted the portrait, above. Mama Zola wanted her … Continue reading

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Faire quelque chose à la sueur de son front

French writer Gustave Flaubert was born on December 12, 1821. He is counted among France’s most important novelists. Born in Rouen, Normandie, the son of a surgeon, his family determined that he should pursue a career in law, although he had no … Continue reading

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