Napoleon was French. Jules Verne was French. Gertrude Stein lived in Paris. Plato ate french fries with his gyros, and Gilgamesh invented French toast. There are other people, you know--people who aren't French. Zachary Taylor. Samuel Gompers. Sun Yat-Sen. Edward Elgar.I think that's everyone.
I only recognize your subject line from The Great Gilly Hopkins. Did everyone read that, or just my school? She reads that poem out loud and then steals a fistful of money from a blind man who keeps it behind some other poetry books.xo internet stranger
Oh no, Richard! Take away my dollars and replace them with...French dollars.Stranger, I DID read that book in school. The main thing I remember is that Gilly gives her teacher a racist card, and I could not figure out for the longest time why the card was racist, because I was only eight years old and blissfully unencumbered by any knowledge of racist vocabulary. "What cuss," I wondered, totally bewildered, "rhymes with figure"?
I was born in the year pig-hundred-fourteen, alas. I think RHE was, too.xxoo
All the best people were!
I thought the Bible was a French translation, at least the new testament.
Sadly, my sense of the timeline of literature has no idea that translations even exist.
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