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These are the texts studied in class this year.

If you fail the first part of the exam and go to the oral session in July, you'll need two copies of each text (one for you, one for the examinor)


  • "On the difference between making movies and writing novels": an interview of Paul Auster by Bill Goldstein from http://partners.nytimes.com/books/99/06/20/specials/auster-audio.html
Download text HERE
16 ko [.doc]
  • " Wrong Number ", an excerpt from The Red Notebook, Paul Auster, in Wide Open Terminale, Hachette Education, 2003, p. 106
Download text HERE
31 ko [.doc]
  • " an excerpt from "City of Glass", The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster, 1985
Download text HERE
24 ko [.doc]
  • " an excerpt from This is my England", Andréa Levy, 2000
Download text HERE

70 ko [.doc]

  • " an excerpt from And Justice there is none, Deborah Crombie, 2002.
Download text HERE
96 ko [pdf]
  • " I'll be writing to him myself " an excerpt from Felicia's Journey , WilliamTrevor, 1994 in Wide Open Terminale, Hachette Education, 2003, p. 28-29
Download text HERE
799 ko [pdf]
  • " an excerpt from The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy, 1987.
Download text HERE
92 ko [pdf]
  • "New York Blackout": an article by Fred Zeldman, 2003 from http://www.zeldman.com/daily/0703b/shtml#twentynine
Download text HERE

14 ko [.doc]

NB: this web page is not the official list to present to the examinor. Please, contact your teacher if you did not get a signed list of texts and need one.