Political protest – French style

21 March 2009 at 02:22 Leave a comment

“Protest takes many forms, and reading the novel has apparently become an act of rebellion against the president. This week the Paris book fair sold out of badges saying “I’m reading La Princesse de Clèves“. Scores of public protest readings have been held at places such as the Sorbonne, including one by the actor Louis Garrel. The novel, a tale of duty versus love at the king’s court, has become a symbol of dissent among university staff protesting against Sarkozy’s reforms. Jean Fabbri, head of the main union of university lecturers, said reading the book was “a form of resistance”.”

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