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Autour de la littérature: Ecriture et lecture aux cours moyens de français 6th Edition

Peter Schofer, Donald B. Rice

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2007, 1999, 1995
  • 272 Pages


The Sixth Edition of AUTOUR DE LA LITTÉRATURE retains its unique approach to literature, encouraging students to play and create with the language as they explore both classical and non-traditional Francophone literature. AUTOUR DE LA LITTÉRATURE is printed in workbook format in order both to facilitate writing activities and to break down the fear and mistrust that many students have of literature. While maintaining the basic style and thrust of previous editions, changes are aimed at responding even more directly to changing student interests. The new edition includes several new readings and all new "publicités", in addition to a new Premium Website featuring the textbook audio program, which features audio recordings of selected readings from the text. A free companion website that accompanies AUTOUR includes reading guide questions, internet activities, and color versions of the text's featured publicités.

Peter Schofer, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Peter Schofer is a Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. In addition to authoring Autour de la littérature, he has published numerous articles on film, rhetoric, and poetic systems.

Donald B. Rice, Late of Hamline University

Donald B. Rice was Professor Emeritus of French, Hamline University. His research interests included literary theory and twentieth-century French novels. He is co-author of ALLONS-Y!; JE VEUX BIEN!; and AUTOUR DE LA LITTÉRATURE. Professor Rice received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
  • The Sixth Edition contains three new texts ; "L'échafaudage" from "Autres jeux avec le feu" by Linda Lê, "Les transports en commun" from "Les aurores montréales" by Monique Proulx, and "La vallée houdou" from "Un jardin au bout du monde" by Gabrielle Roy. The new readings provide students with exposure to longer narrative-style texts.
  • New texts in the advertisement sections include "Publicités: L'Afrique a du talent", "Bien manger", and "L'homme et la femme".
  • The Audio CD, packaged with each Instructor's Edition of the text, features recordings of nine of the texts.
  • A free companion website guides students' learning beyond the classroom and text by providing helpful study guide questions which enhance student enjoyment of each text and increase comprehension. In addition, the website also includes color copies of the ads from the text, exploration activities, and suggestions for out of class projects. The audio program is now available to students, password protected, on the Premium Website.
  • AUTOUR DE LA LITTÉRATURE includes a balance of selected texts from both men and women in different French-speaking countries and different genres.
  • AUTOUR DE LA LITTÉRATURE is designed to permit students to integrate grammar and vocabulary in new contexts. Although this book introduces students to various forms of literature, the ultimate goal is to integrate literature into the rest of language learning. Literary texts can, and should, increase students' proficiency in all four skills.
  • Every text is presented in a tripartite format. "Pré-lecture" pre-reading exercises are designed to place students in the situation of an author. "Lecture", the text itself, is followed by questions designed to set up class work on the text. "Post-lecture" writing activities are designed to give students the chance to write about or around what they have read.
  • The texts are divided into three sections reflecting basic levels of difficulty. The large number and great variety of texts as well as the "hands on" nature of the activities allow the teacher to make use of the texts in classes of different emphases and ability levels. Thirty text selections also include sections on three full-length films and three sections devoted to advertising.
  • The audio program includes recordings of several readings of literary excerpts and poems.
Le Message (Jacques Prévert). Page d'écriture (Jacques Prévert). Le Ballon rouge (Albert Lamorisse). Mélusine (Anonyme). Les aurores montréales (Monique Proulx). Mon oncle Jules (Guy de Maupassant). Le Pagne noir (Bernard Dadié). Publicité: L'Afrique a du talent. Acte sans paroles I (Samuel Beckett). Demain, dès l'aube (Victor Hugo).
Le Laüstic (Marie de France). Chanson d'automne (Paul Verlaine). L'Autre Femme (Colette). Le Pont Mirabeau (Guillaume Apollinaire). Publicités: Bien manger. Le Maître (Eugène Ionesco). Leçon d'histoire (Maryse Condé). L'Os (Birago Diop). Autres jeux avec le feu (Linda Lê). Au revoir, les enfants (Louis Malle).
Pluie (Anne Hébert). Le Grand Michu (Emile Zola). Publicités: L'homme et la femme. Le Dormeur du val (Arthur Rimbaud). Le Retour de Mamzelle Annette (Joseph Zobel). Un jardin au bout du monde (Gabrielle Roy). Il n'y a pas d'exil (Assia Djebar). La Main (Colette). La Maison face à la mer (Marie-Célie Agnant). Chocolat (Claire Denis).

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  • ISBN-13: 9781133827931
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"It is a good selection of challenging, worthwhile texts. The study questions, vocabulary glosses, and other tools are very well-adapted to a college audience."

"I really like the playful approach to reading that it adopts, as well as the thought-provoking questions in each of the sections."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Premium Web Site Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111990558
The Premium Website includes nine audio recordings of selected texts from "Autour".


Premium Web Site Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111990558
The Premium Website includes nine audio recordings of selected texts from "Autour".