samedi 10 août 2013

Henri le Chat noir


When Maureen Dowd wrote her unwillingly funny piece in the NYT the other day, she quoted A. Camus and a line I have never heard before: "Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?" 

The existential trend of post-war France and Sartre as well as Camus have apparently left an enduring imprint on the image many Americans have of France and the French. It is not the first time -by far- that I read a text which indeed indicates how in America France is often associated with philosophy and deep thinking an essential element of everyday living.

As a funny illustration of this perception here are the thoughts of an American French speaking cat.

2 commentaires:

Anijo a dit…

I've seen this before. It's amusing satire.

in America France is often associated with philosophy and deep thinking an essential element of everyday living.

Well, you don't help matters any always going on about Schopenhauer, Hegel etc ;-)

Flocon a dit…

And perhaps will this name soon reach the shores of the Rio Grande.

I have another idea of a post but I have to force myself to be very, very concise and limited re the lenght of the text otherwise I'll once again disappoint.

No doubt SemperFi has learned about this Italian thinker (though in all certainty isn't a follower)