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July 14, 2011

The Greatest Influence of France on Culture / Quote of the Day

Filed under: Quotes of the Day — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 2:48 pm
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“Thomas Jefferson’s famous observation, ‘Every man has two countries, his own and France,’ bears witness to the great influence France has had throughout the ages. While the visual arts and music have of course played a very important role, it is perhaps above all through its written texts that France has exercised such a strong impact on world culture and thought.”

From One-Hundred Great French Books: From the Middle Ages to the Present (BlueBridge, 2010), by Lance Donaldson-Evans, professor of romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania.

2 Comments »

  1. Happy Bastille Day!

    Comment by RFW — July 14, 2011 @ 7:17 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks, RFW. Bonne fête nationale! Jan

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — July 14, 2011 @ 9:21 pm | Reply


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