4th Sunday of each month

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AFA club de lecture

Alliance Française d’Austin’s Club de Lecture is a French book club for reading enthusiasts who wish to read French and participate in discussions of French literature.  Book discussion is conducted in French.  Club de Lecture participation is for current AFA members.  If you'd like to take part in Austin's French book club, join Alliance Française of Austin today! Club de Lecture meetings are held the fourth Sunday of the month at our school at from 1:00-2:15pm in Room 203 at our school at 4101 Medical Parkway, Austin, 78756. All book discussion will be conducted in French. Feel free to bring a beverage and snack as we discuss the month’s selection.  It is recommended that Club de Lecture members have at least an intermediate level of French proficiency to join book discussion.  AFA members with lower levels of French are always welcome to attend and listen. 

Participants must supply their own books (paper or electronic). Most Club de Lecture book selections can be obtained through AmazonBook People, or Schoenhof's Foreign Books. Please note that delivery of French-language book selections can take weeks to arrive - Club de Lecture participants are encouraged to order books well in-advance of Club de Lecture meeting dates.



SEPTEMBER SELECTION: La Bête humaine by Emile Zola

Sunday, September 22 ; 1:00-2:15pm

Join us to discuss La Bête humaine by Emile Zola. Club de Lecture is a members-only event.  Become an AFA member today.

La Bête humaine, often cited as a masterwork, tells a story that details the psychological dissolution of a working man named Jacques Lantier. On board a train bound for the French port city of Le Havre, stationmaster Roubard murders a man who seduced his beautiful young wife Severine. Jacques Lantier also seduces Severine, who tries to entice Lantier to murder the abusive and controlling Roubard. Lantier has urges and tendencies of his own however that change everything and bring the novel to a brilliant close. A suspenseful, violent psycholgical thriller written in 1890 by the brilliant Emile Zola.

Join us for great discussion.