Depressed by the evident failure of Carmen, Georges Bizet fell victim to depression. It became so stifling that that, when he died in 1875, people speculated that he had taken his own life after the failure of CARMEN.
Tag: French Literature
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
I blame all of the cartoon adaptations that have popped up over the years. These adaptations present children with a softened version of the story, so it is a surprise when one opens the long novel and discovers elements of darkness or sketchy behavior.
Review: The Black Tulip
I encourage you to look at the obscure classics, those books that might have been lost in time; you will find gems, and in some of them, such as The Black Tulip, you will find true love.
The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
The Belly of Paris is a unique, fast-paced novel about justice, revolution, and hunger. It is the third book in a 20-part series titled Les Rougon-Macqyart. The series examines two branches of a family: the respectable (legitimate) side, and the disreputable (illegitimate.) The third installment follows Florent Quenu, a French convict who escaped exile in … Continue reading The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola