Diplomats and Writers: Lecture from the Consul General [fr]
Chateaubriand, Paul Claudel, Stendhal, Paul Morand, Jean Giraudoux, Romain Gary… The Consul General gave a lecture on diplomat-writers at the first annual meeting of the Causeries de Lundi at the Residence of France. Why have so many great French writers been ambassadors and consuls? Why, writing is at the heart of the diplomatic career! 50% of diplomats from the Quai d’Orsay, in 1937, were published authors! Concern for finding the write words, conciseness and the yearning to share their experiences, diplomacy brings a beautiful literary tradition that must continue, especially in the time of Facebook and Twitter!
Merci to the Causeries de Lundi, a French association in New Orleans created in 1911, for such numerous participation at this literary and diplomatic meeting.