Sonnets by Baudelaire

from French in Ann Arbor

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Description

We are continuing our study of Baudelaire's sonnets. Another special evening that might lead us to learning a sonnet by heart. Who knows?

Organizer
Marcel

I taught French literature at the University of Michigan between 1966 and 1994 and have a very dear memory of initiating my students to the often obscure language of poets of the 19th and 20th century. It was a very rewarding experience for them and also for me. Most people today do not know how to react to texts which seem absurd and yet deal with the most fundamental questions that we ask ourselves. You will hopefully leave this course having overcome your inhibitions in the face of poetry, whether French or not.

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Teaching French is a passion and a hobby. But, my world would not be complete without my family, my friends, my garden, literature, music, knitting, movies and exercise!!!


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Bonnie joined the Peace Corps and went to Burkina Faso in West Africa, taking her music along for company. She is back earlier than planned and wants to continue her French studies and singing too.


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Mijo Pappas
about 4 years ago

Marcel, comment vous remercier? Vous nous promenez dans les poèmes et vous expliquez si bien toutes les allusions faites à chaque vers qu'on finit par avoir une compréhension totale de l'oeuvre. C'est une grande satisfaction pour nous tous. J'ai hâte de participer à la prochaine classe. Mille amitiés.

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Marcel
Marcel Muller
about 4 years ago

Nous allons étudier "Le Cygne" de Baudelaire, poème dédié à Victor Hugo.Voici le lien où vous pourrez lire et préparer votre soirée:

http://www.poesie.webnet.fr/lesgrandsclassiques/poemes/charles_baudelaire/le_cygne.html

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