Monday, October 27, 2014

Cultured Pellerin

In France the Prime Minister doesn't know the work of its Nobelist in Economics, Jean Tirole, and the Culture Minister hasn't the time to read;
When French novelist Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize in literature earlier in October, the country's Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said it showed the "influence and vitality of French literature in the eyes of the world".
But in an interview with Canal+ on Sunday, Pellerin was forced to admit she had never read any of the acclaimed French author’s novels.
“I haven’t had time to read anything in the last two years except for a lot of notes, legislative texts and news wires,” she said.
Big deal. Nobody else has heard of him either.

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