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Léo or the Letter and the Spirit

by on Thursday, 01 September 2011 Comments

This story plays on the challenges for young children when they go to school for the first time. Mister Laflèche tries to help a pupil enjoy learning how to read and write on his first day. The letters are anthropomorphised, so as to exorcise the fear of the child. Each letter represents something meaningful for everybody, even if they are not involved directly in the western biblical culture. We have to go beyond contradictions that separate the living relationship (the spoken language) from the written language. Enjoy together with your mother, father, son or daughter.

Thank you to Nino Rota for the music and to Nick Coulson for the English translation

 

Claude Tuduri (杜耀德)

I'm a French Jesuit; I work for a Ignatian spirituality website and help students to write French in an association run by the society in Saint-Denis. It's a very pleasant job where I get to meet many friendly and dynamic people from Asia, particularly from Taiwan.

我是一位法國耶穌會士,目前為依納爵靈修會(Ignatian Spirituality)工作,並在聖丹尼斯社團( the Society in Saint-Denis)所辦的機構幫忙教導學生學習法文。這是一個很棒的工作,因為可以遇到許多來自亞洲友善又有活力的人,特別是台灣的朋友。

Website: www.ndweb.org

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