Muriel Barbery


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in Casablanca, Morocco
May 28, 1969

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Muriel Barbery is a French novelist and professor of philosophy. Barbery entered the École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud in 1990 and obtained her agrégation in philosophy in 1993. She then taught philosophy at the Université de Bourgogne, in a lycée, and at the Saint-Lô IUFM.
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La timide et très discrète Muriel Barbery ne s’imaginait sans doute pas faire l’objet de l’engouement qu’elle suscite aujourd’hui, bien malgré elle.

Ce succès, elle le connaît grâce à ses deux livres : Une Gourmandise et surtout L'élégance du hérisson.

Née au Maroc, à Casablanca en 1969, Muriel Barbery regagne la France, le Calvados plus précisément, pour se consacrer à ses études. Elle s’inscrit à l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud
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“I thought: pity the poor in spirit who know neither the enchantment nor the beauty of language.”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

“People aim for the stars, and they end up like goldfish in a bowl. I wonder if it wouldn't be simpler just to teach children right from the start that life is absurd.”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

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Our theme for the Spring retreat (March, April, May) is Epistolary novels. The top 2-3 novels with most votes will be our selections. It will depend on book length if we do 2 or 3 books. This poll will be open for one week - last day to vote is Monday, Feb. 6.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer Mary Ann Shaffer
 
  3 votes, 27.3%

The Historian The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Elizabeth Kostova
 
  3 votes, 27.3%

Frankenstein Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Mary Shelley
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

Any Human Heart Any Human Heart by William Boyd William Boyd
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

 
  1 vote, 9.1%

The Pull of The Moon The Pull of The Moon by Elizabeth Berg Elizabeth Berg
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

Affinity Affinity by Sarah Waters Sarah Waters
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

The Elegance of the Hedgehog The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery Muriel Barbery
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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