Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2020

A Word from the Editor

We return with three reviews that cover different ground, each in their own riveting way. The first, by Susan Whitney, is a review of Agnès Varda’s L’Une chante, l’autre pas [One Sings, the Other Doesn’t] of 1977. The film retraces the struggle for abortion rights in France, but is also about the friendship of two women over the decades and the right to choose one’s path in life. In the second review, Mike Kicey tackles the translation of Marcel Proust’s Du côté des Guermantes [The Guermantes Way] comparing the recently published volume 3 of A la recherche by Yale University Press, with annotations by William Carter, to Scott Moncrief’s and others. He proposes why this edition offers much needed help in understanding Proust, especially in the classroom. Our third reviewer, Abby Lewis, shares her research on Julia Pirotte and her photographs of wartime Marseille. A Polish Jew who emigrated to France, Pirotte worked as a photojournalist and took pictures of everyday life under the Occupation, the round-up of Jewish women and children in July 1942, and upon her return to Poland, the massacre of Jews in Kielce in 1946. This is our first foray into photographs as a pedagogical tool, and we trust that you will enjoy it.

Happy reading!

Liana Vardi

University at Buffalo, SUNY


Table of Contents


Agnès Varda and L’Une chante, l’autre pas, by Susan Whitney
Translating Proust, by Michael Kicey
Photographic Perspectives on the Everyday: Julia Pirotte’s Images of Occupation in Marseille, by Abigail E. Lewis

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