Explaining America to the French
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 671 , Segment 3
Episode: War Authorization, Volcanoes and the Nile, Gerrymandering
- Oct 30, 2017 11:00 pm
- 15:49 mins
Guest: François Busnel, Editor of “America: Like You’ve Never Read It,” Host of “La Grande Librairie” A new literary magazine in France called “America: Like You’ve Never Read It” was founded in response to the election of Donald Trump, and it’s slated to run only through 2020. It uses American fiction and pop culture hits like The Simpons to explain America during the Trump presidency. The idea of explaining a politician through literature might seem odd to Americans, but it’s exactly the approach you’d expect from the magazine’s editor, François Busnel, who also hosts “La Grande Librairie,” a show that celebrates French literature and culture.