The Class

Product Number: EB00183376
Released: Jan 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781583229408
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Description

Winner of the Prix France Culture/TElErama prize, The Class explores timely issues of race, class, identity, colonial history, immigration, and education, "suspend[ing] judgment and liberat[ing] the raw words of kids in a deconsecrated classroom" (Le Monde). The novel's eponymous film version, directed by Laurent Cantet, starring author BEgaudeau as himself, won the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Author(s): Francois Begaudeau
Original Publish Date: Jan 04, 2011

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