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Madame Édith Piaf and “Notre-Dame de Paris” Posted by on Aug 10, 2011

Madame Édith Piaf chante (sings)… * “NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS“:   Dans le Paris de Notre-Dame In the Paris of Notre-Dame De Notre-Dame de Paris, Of Notre-Dame de Paris Y a un clochard qu’en a plein le dos There’s a bum who’s fed up De porter Notre-Dame sur son dos Of carrying Notre-Dame on his back   Il se prend pour Quasimodo He thinks he’s…

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Victor Hugo’s Joker: “L’Homme qui rit” Posted by on Aug 4, 2011

Only a select few of people, even amongst the most passionate die-hard superhero comics fans and “connaisseurs“, seem to be aware that Batman‘s tragicomic arch-nemesis, the Joker, finds his original inspiration in a literary work—a work by the same author of les Misérables, Victor Hugo, of all people!  Dans un roman (in a novel) published in 1869…

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French Music – Garou Posted by on Feb 17, 2009

Another of my favorite French-language singers is Garou.  As did many French people, I first fell in love with this Quebec-born singer listening to the Notre Dame de Paris CDs.  He played Quasimodo in the musical drama that toured Paris, Montreal, Lyon, Brussels and London.  The winner of many international music awards, he got his…

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