Tuesday, July 27, 2004

French cultural imperialism fails 

A Zen riddle to rival the one about tree falling in the forest:

"A French author promoting her novel in Hong Kong suffered the embarrassment of holding a book-signing that nobody attended."
Give that author some clapping. With one hand.

"[O]rganisers blamed the no-show on a lack of promotion by the French consulate here and by the Alliance Francaise, which promotes French culture overseas."
Obviously not very well.

At least the American culture can take care of itself without the help of any special organisation.


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