A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
This week on Vulpes Libris, we’ve gone all Gallic and are concentrating our attention on French Writing (as opposed to French Writers … which is a slightly different thing).
All three pieces under consideration have one thing in common (aside from, you know, the French thing) – they are all short: a play, a poem and a novella- which may indicate either that good things come in small packages or we all have the attention span of gnats. You decide.
Monday: Moira finds some uncomfortable modern parallels in Jean Cocteau’s La Machine Infernale.
Wednesday: Jackie discovers the poem Manawydan’s Glass Door by Heather Dohollau.
Friday: Simon takes a trip to some Strange Gardens with Michel Quint.
(Photo credit: Café Turgot by victorillen on Flickr, reproduced under a Creative Commons licence.)