Sunday, March 22, 2009

An Interesting Sort of Rebellion

The Telegraph reports that, "on the eve of national strikes, the French have found a new way to show their dislike of Nicolas Sarkozy: by reading a 17th century tale of thwarted love that the president has said he hates." Sarkozy has often expressed his disdain for La Princesse de Cleves by Madame de La Fayette, published in 1678. According to the Telegraph, "French readers have adopted the book as a symbol of dissent: as Mr Sarkozy's popularity falls, sales of the book are rising."

2 comments:

An Anonymous Child said...

This is officially my new favorite form of rebellion.

One Swede Read said...

Oh, as funny as that is, I would never read that horrible book again. Huge points for whoever came up with it, though!! :)