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French Language and Literature

Overview of French Language and Literature

French literature is, generally speaking, literature written in the French language, particularly by citizens of France; it may also refer to literature written by people living in France who speak traditional languages of France other than French. Literature written in French language, by citizens of other nations such as BelgiumSwitzerlandCanadaSenegalAlgeriaMorocco, etc. is referred to as Francophone literature.

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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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Biographies

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