French Lessons: A Memoir

Alice Kaplan

232 pages | 5-1/4 8 | 1993

Paper $15.00
ISBN: 9780226424194 Published October 1994

Alice Kaplan beautifully describes the intricate mixture of lust and embarrassment and voyeurism and submission and pride involved in immersing oneself in another language. This girls own storyof a daughter, a spy in the house of French, a teacher and scholaris imbued with a sense of the multiplicity of identity, and it gracefully tells us what Kaplan says French has taught her: There is more than one way to speak.Lisa Cohen, Voice Literary Supplement