The People of Pleure

Portrait of a French Village

by Hale Sturges II



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/25/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781410732156

About the Book

Interest in French village life was originally inspired by Laurence Wylie who was one of his mentors and teachers when a student at Harvard. Wylie's Village in the Vaucluse was the primary source for a course on French village life that Sturges taught at Andover for twenty years. The People of Pleure: Portrait of a French Village is the outgrowth of a winter sabbatical spent in a little-known part of the Jura. Pleure is France. It is a village like so many others, with real people of all ages who struggle to survive. The People of Pleure is the story of Sturges' life among these people.

About the Author

Hale Sturges has devoted his life to the teaching of French. The former chair of the Division of Foreign Languages at Phillips Academy, Andover, has been teaching French language, literature and civilization courses for over thirty years. Named in Who's Who Among Amencan Teachers he has co-authored three books that have been standards in French language classrooms: Encore une fois, Partout le monde francophone and Une fois pour toutes.