French literature and culture
French authors
French Film

Please note that the division into French and Francophone literatures is often artificial, but also necessary on a long page.

Anna de Noailles, "L'Offrande"
Anna de Noailles' manuscript poem "Offrande" (click the image to read the verse)

 

mains d'Anna de Noailles
The poet's hands

French Literature and culture

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French Authors
(a minimal list, in chronological order, privileging the modern period!)

click on the links: 16th century -- 17th -- 18th -- 19th -- 20th-21st

1. Sixteenth Century

2. Seventeenth Century

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3. Eighteenth Century

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4. Nineteenth Century

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5. Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries (see the page on Francophone writers for names like Renée Vivien)

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French Film

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Sites on French Culture and Literature
Compiled by Catherine Perry at the University of Notre Dame
(most links checked and updated 5/04/2017)