[Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF


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  • 384
  • Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris
  • Vanina Marsot
  • English
  • 15 May 2020
  • 9780061673665

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Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris free read ↠ 106 download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanina Marsot Vanina Marsot ✓ 6 review Here with keys to her aunt's empty apartment Bilingual and blessed with dual citizenship she seeks solace in the delectable pastries in the company of old friends and in her exciting new job translating a mysterious erotic French nove. Picked this up on a whim at the library A very light and entertaining read with some substance in discussion of the particularities of FrenchEnglish translation On the Pastry References Scale I d give it cinues macarons Some might also rate it highly on the Lingerie Mentions scale Salvo el crepúsculo up on a whim at the library A very light and entertaining read with some substance in discussion of the particularities of FrenchEnglish translation On the Pastry References Scale I d give it cinues macarons Some might also rate it highly on the Lingerie Mentions scale

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Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris free read ↠ 106 download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanina Marsot Vanina Marsot ✓ 6 review L by an anonymous authorIntrigued by the story and drawn in by the mystery behind the book Anna soon finds herself among the city's literati and in the arms of an alluring Parisian as she resolves to explore who she is in both cultures. I saw this book at the library and the cover enticed me to get it because I was in need of some romance It starts off great a heartbroken Anna decided to move to ParisI was enthusiastically waiting for something good to happen but nothing surprising or interesting really happened I must admit the writing was good and the description of places and people are very good and that is probbaly why I finished the book The ending was bad and not what I envisioned when I first saw the cover I was taken to Paris yes but I didn t get a good story

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Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris free read ↠ 106 download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanina Marsot Vanina Marsot ✓ 6 review Paris the storybook capital of romance of strolls down cobblestone streets and kisses by the Seine may not be the ideal location to mend a wounded heart But pragmatic professional writer Anna who has been unlucky in love in LA has come. WARNING This book is very vulgar Way way way too much for me even if it is sporadicThis is perhaps the most difficult book review I ve ever had to write as my feelings are composed of such extremes At first it delighted me then repulsed me then impressed and intrigued me then annoyed me and ultimately disappointed me First off allow me to praise the work Vanina Marsot is an amazing writer a compliment I rarely give out Here lies her strength She would describe delicate and subtle human feelings that I have had many times but had never depicted aloud or in words with such uncanny accuracy I found myself many times just staring at the page in awe here was feelingsensation I was intimately acuainted with yet completely unconscious of it Marsot also knows words in and out and how to use them Her words leap off the page with this deliciously literate precision yet with an organic flow I learned many new words reading this work something I delight in completelyAlso as I too like the author and the protagonist am bilingual in FrenchEnglish I relished all her astute cultural observations of both the French and Americans The author really knows both cultures and she s able to describe their idiosyncrasies with such aplomb and precision It was a revelation For example at one point she says This concept of frivolity seemed another particularly French idea a contradictory puzzle that to them made perfect sense I couldn t figure out if it was the vocabulary of the idea that startled me or the idea itself The French always seem so practical so logical so able to explain everything rationallyexcept when they can t In the realm of emotions all that Cartesian logic goes out the window and they leap to wild euphoric contradictory conclusions that they justify with poetic phrases I couldn t tell if it was a profound heartfelt examination of emotion or a sinuous exercise in rationalization via word arrangement Yes I remember screaming out when I read that because it is SO true of the French She hit this strange French mystery nail right on the head In all of my dealings with the French I have had the exact same sentiment but ne er had I heard it elucidated so succinctly and beautifullyWhat I principally loved about this book was how it took me deep into the realm of a city that fascinates me I love Paris and read books that take place here voraciously Not only this but being bi lingual too all her musings about how to translate French into English and visa versa and how it is sometimes simply impossible to preserve the subtle nuances of the original writer really hit home Plus all her deep uestions regarding culture upbringing and how big of a part that language plays in our identity so perceptive and thought provoking Now unfortunately we ll discuss the downsides to this work First and foremost it ended terribly Not terribly in an Othello way but in a severely disappointing way I get it of courseshe was trying to give it a French neutral ending A real life ending I get it However what she forgot is that this book is written in English Maybe she s translating it into French too I don t know but I read the English version so let s continue Hence the book is targeted at an American audience and she has the gall to end it on this weird abrupt melancholy point And you re like huh And it s totally ironic because in the book the main character is translating this erotic novel hence the vulgarity and it has three possible endings all of which she deems inadeuate Frankly most the endings of the erotic novel were satisfactory than the book s actually ending In the end you end up not really caring about the main character She s just kind of eh Does the main character whine become victim y and make poor choices Oh yes all over the place which sure makes her human but many of her choices chip away at her likeability But what s there s no shred of hope for her life in the end There s a little perk with regard to her work as a translator but that s it Most of the book is about her personal and romantic life and there s no redeeming factor at ALL in the ending regarding that Plus there s a sad weird twist at the end that s ill fitting to the rest of the workAfter I finished the book and the Acknowledgements section was thrust upon me I just sat there pissed off I read through all of that and there were some annoying low moments where she s positively wallowing in self pity and despair or high on some laced pot not to mention the truly disturbing vulgarity I read through ALL OF THAT and this is what I get at the end That s it A weird inadeuate ending that the author thinks in her hubris is fitting because of its faux Frenchiness No No no Bite your tongue Foreign Tongue


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    [Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanina Marsot read & download Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris I first learned of Foreign Tongue through an online advertisement a few years ago My interest in it was further piued by its focus on a young woman with dual FrenchAmerican citizenship conversant in both French and English and her experiences in Paris As someone who has visited Paris twice over the past decade and lived and worked for a time abroad I am drawn to stories that tie in culture language and human sensibilities Notwithstanding t

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    [Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF While this book is sort of touted as a romancethat wasn't what I found most enjoyable More intriguing were Anna's thoughts about culture and language as she is working on the translation of the book Because she is informally bi lingual meaning that she learned French from her family and studying abroad she has some interesting comments abo

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    Vanina Marsot ✓ 6 review download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanina Marsot read & download Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris WARNING This book is very vulgar Way way way too much for me even if it is sporadicThis is perhaps the most difficult book review I’ve ever had to write as my feelings are composed of such extremes At first it delighted me then repulsed me then impressed and intrigued me then annoyed me and ultimately disappointed me First off allow me to praise the work Vanina Marsot is an amazing writer—a compliment I

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    [Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF If you love accurate descriptions of Paris the French and their language this book is probably worth your time I enjoyed i

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    [Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF Delightful book about a young woman who gets jilted by her actor boyfriend She moves to her aunt's apartment in Paris and becomes a translator for a ficitious love story She falls in love with a director and the story goes back and

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    Vanina Marsot ✓ 6 review download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanina Marsot [Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF Picked this up on a whim at the library A very light and entertaining read with some substance in discussion of the particularities of FrenchEnglish translation On the Pastry References Scale I'd give it cinues macarons Some might also rate it highly on the Lingerie Mentions scale

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    Vanina Marsot ✓ 6 review download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanina Marsot [Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF I saw this book at the library and the cover enticed me to get it because I was in need of some romance It starts off great a heartbroken Anna decided to move to ParisI was enthusiastically waiting for something good to happen but n

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    [Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF I loved this book some may shrink from the central thread of translating an erotic novel but a Parisian erotic novel is an elegant world of its own The translating was sheer delight the French sometimes familiar and sometimes teaching me something new I could not put this one down and want to re read it

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    Vanina Marsot ✓ 6 review [Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF You know how sometimes you pick up a book and it grabs you so tight you can't let go until the end? And then when

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    download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Vanina Marsot [Foreign Tongue A Novel of Life and Love in Paris] EBOOK / PDF French American lady translates a novel while living in Paris Trashy but good exercise in French

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