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ERIC Number: ED012564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov-5
Pages: 16
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FRENCHMEN AND DETECTIVE STORIES.
EDGERTON, MILLS FOX, JR.
BECAUSE COURSES IN FRENCH CULTURE SEEM TO BE TOO NARROWLY ORGANIZED AND LIMITED, THEY LACK THE COMPLEX CONTEXT THAT IS PRESENT IN "REAL LIFE." A BETTER WAY TO GET YOUNG AMERICAN STUDENTS TO SEE AND UNDERSTAND THE FRENCH WAY OF LIFE OR VIEW OF THE WORLD IS THROUGH A STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY FICTION. SPECIFICALLY, THE FRENCH DETECTIVE STORY, WITH A FRENCH SETTING, AN ASSORTMENT OF TYPICAL FRENCH CHARACTERS, AND WRITTEN IN "NEUTRAL" OR NON-LITERARY LANGUAGE, COULD BE THE IDEAL MEDIUM BY WHICH TO KNOW FRENCH CULTURE. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGE IN THAT THIS KIND OF FICTION IS WELL SUITED TO HOLDING THE INTEREST OF YOUNG READERS. (THIS DOCUMENT WAS DELIVERED AS A SPEECH TO THE CONNECTICUT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH, NOVEMBER 5, 1966.) (OC)
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