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Message  gerardM le Ven 22 Fév - 0:10

Hi everyone,

I'd like to pay tribute to Michael Edwards who was elected at the Académie Française today: that shows a very high level in French language, culture, etc.
I heard Michael Edwards speak about his love for the French things (I mean language, culture, etc.) - he married a French lady and consider French language as a complement of English... he writes poems in French!!!
Well done!!

-> Académie elects first ever Briton
A POET, literary critic and translator who writes French poetry “with virtuosity” has become the first Briton to be elected to the Académie Française.

After being a candidate in two previous elections to the prestigious body, Michael Edwards, 74, is taking up seat 31, vacant since the death of poet Jean Dutourd.

He is just in time, as, since 2010, there has been an age limit of 75 to join the Académie, aimed at giving a more youthful feel to the group known as “Les Immortels” (on the principle that its 40 seats are always occupied).

Prof Edwards gained 14, 14 and 16 in three voting rounds, beating Jean-Noël Jeanneney, a former minister and president of Radio France.

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Message  MurielB le Ven 22 Fév - 8:22

congratulations to him and thank you Gérard for letting us know !

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Message  krystynaD le Sam 23 Fév - 20:05

Ah <sigh> this is my dream ... to be elected to the Académie Française ! :-)
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Message  gerardM le Sam 23 Fév - 20:14

Krystyna,

Oh yes, it's a good position. Do you know that they stay till death?
They prepare the next dictionary... about a word per year Smile

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Message  krystynaD le Sam 23 Fév - 20:23

One word a year ?
Does one get paid by L'Académie ?
Hope the pay is by the month, and not by the word !
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Re: Académie elects first ever Briton

Message  gerardM le Sam 23 Fév - 20:27

LOL

I'd bet that in addition to a good pay they should have a car, drinks all day long, maybe an apartment, possibly an assistant...

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