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Bastille Day Praise for When the World Spoke French

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We were fortunate enough to receive two wonderful reviews of Marc Fumaroli’s When the World Spoke French just a few days before July 14th. In honor of Bastille Day, we wanted to bring them to your attention.

In the July 9th issue of The Wall Street Journal, Frederic Raphael praised the book as “a magisterial compendium” and a “grandiose elegy,” and in the July 10th issue of The New York Times Book Review, Caroline Weber describes Fumaroli’s study of Francophile personalities as “a wild and woolly human drama, its players every bit as multifaceted (and flawed) as those making headlines today.” Read more from Raphael’s review here, and from Weber’s review here.