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Associate Scientist. The real question, for some, is what the deadlock says about the beleaguered France of today. Rouart said.
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People read more, yes, but what they read are idiocies. The academy is a boat adrift in a dry sea.
Bona said. Is this a French malaise? The bad mood around us, is it communicating itself to the academy? Last month, the academy members trooped down a wooden staircase of the Institut de France, the sharp drumbeats of the Republican Guard echoing through the marbled halls.
They were there to induct the newest member they could agree upon, the novelist Patrick Grainville, an author of baroque fantasies. Grainville took the seat of Alain Decaux, a journalist, historian and writer who died in March Generally, the academy waits a year after a death to announce a vacancy, and if a replacement receives a majority vote, a formal induction comes about a year later.
Grainville was elected in March The smartly dressed invited public were scattered amid uniformed academy members, resplendent in their green embroidered uniforms. The induction ceremony for Mr. Grainville spoke to an eternal France faithfully devoted to celebrating words and their ecstatic usage. Bona said, describing Mr. There was no hint of the social upheaval that has torn France apart in recent months. And there prevailed a certain vision of French history, in the easy invocation of former members of the academy, celebrated French writers with dubious wartime collaborationist pasts like Henry de Montherlant, cited by Mr.
Grainville as a mentor. As with other ceremonious and antiquated French institutions, the pomp provides its own justification, even for those who harbor reservations about it. Then he answered his own question.
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