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francophile

f rang kuh fahyl

  • n  an admirer of France and everything French

  • To Yale last week went Princeton's learned francophile, Dean Christian Gauss, to speak at the annual banquet of Yale's Daily News.
News & Articles

  • Putin’s Central Banker Nabiullina Recites Verlaine as Regulator
    Vladimir Putin is handing the keys of his central bank to a poetry-loving Francophile who pays homage to the victims of Russia’s totalitarian past.
    June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Spritz Your Room With an Oversize Perfume
    The ultradeluxe French candle company Cire Trudon has been scenting the air with their decadent candles since 1643. Various French nobles including Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Antoinette were dedicated clients. And renowned francophile Sofia Coppola made sure to use them (you know, for historical accuracy) in Marie Antoinette. Now the company has ... More »
    June 12, 2013 - New York Magazine
Quotes

  • Cobi Jones in ESPN
    I guess you could say [I'm a Francophile] a little bit,Jones said. "I grew up taking French classes, that type of stuff, so to be there in Paris was something special. There's a lot of things people don't know about me. That's one, the...
  • Eddie Izzard in Globe and Mail
    I'm a big Europhile and a big Francophile. Montreal is also a very ambitious festival,says Izzard, on a cellphone this week en route to a 9 pm gig at West Hollywood's Coronet Theater. "I don't suppose people from Europe would assume...

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