We are a group of people who love French literature and love to discuss it, mostly in French but discussion in English is also welcome. The group contains a mixture of native francophones and advanced students of French.
We meet every two months starting with January, on the first Sunday of the month. At present, we alternate meetings between Berkeley and San Francisco. We choose the reading selections for the year by a democratic member nomination and voting process.
You can find the list of books and meeting dates for the year under "Pages." Post your suggestions on the message board under "Discussions"; any suggestion is very welcome.
The San Francisco Public Library (Sycip Family Room located on the 4th Floor next to the Page Desk)
Set in the Protestant upper-middle-class world of Normandy in the 1880s and reflecting Gide's own relationship with his cousin Madeleine, the story recounts how Jerome loves his cousin Alissa, but fails to find happiness. This classic probes the complexities and terrors of adolescence and growing up. Many believe it reflects a Freudian interpretation. (Malgré la déscription en anglais, nous lisons l’oeuvre en français.)