Spartan Holiday No. 3: French Lesson

Spartan Holiday No. 3: French Lesson

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Spartan Holiday No. 3 takes Professor Red to Paris to find the French roots of his Ohio town. Forty years later, recalling high school football and a beloved French teacher. Refracted through the violent history of Catholic Paris.

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Dispatches from the road and notes on visual culture. DB Dowd, AKA Professor Red, travels to Paris in search of answers about his youth in a football-crazy Ohio town, named for an erudite 17th century Frenchman. As always, he researches local visual culture, in this case lurid illustrated disasters circa 1900 in Le Petit Journal illustrée. Par for the Spartan Holiday course. Part history, part memoir, part personal essay, French Lesson is richly illustrated, beautifully designed, and a quirky appreciation of one of the world's great cities.