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5 French science fiction writers to read

Except for the connoisseurs, not many people think of science fiction as an important part of French literature. Yet, in the footsteps of Jules Verne, a precursor of modern science fiction, French literature is a den for science fiction.

Hundreds of space operas, stories of time travelers and post-apocalyptic worlds hide behind the pen of great French science writers.

Here are five highly recommended authors you should try to read.

This list is entirely subjective and based on personal preferences:

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5 French chanson singers

France often prides itself for its large array of singers using French lyrics, this method was supposed to preserve the French culture faced with an increasing influence from American music.

“La chanson” has been part of French culture since the Middle Ages. However, when speaking of the chanson today, it is more likely to refer to famous 20th century singers than to Guillaume de Machaut or early modern artists. 20th century singers are classified in the “nouvelle chanson” genre.

Here are five of them you may not know. Remember that this list is entirely subjective, not exhaustive and without any particular order.

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5 French books you can read this summer

Are you looking for French books to read this summer?
Either in French or simply from French authors?

If you have already read all of Proust, Maupassant and Verne or do not feel ready yet to embark in Hugo’s Les Misérables, Alain Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes or Albert Camus’ L’Etranger, here are some non-classic suggestions of lesser known French books and authors, recent or not.

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